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Sphoorti brings smiles on faces of differently-abled children

Nearly 300 differently-abled kids from 30 NGOs showcased their talent in various activities on September 19thas part of Sphoorti, a cultural event jointly organised by Bengaluru-based NGOs -Youth for Seva and Sakshama.
The smiles, sparkle and brightness on the faces of these differently-abled kids were hard to miss. The kids took part in 15 different activities such as quiz, clay modeling, arts and crafts, dance, singing, yoga, painting and took home many prizes. The best part of this event was that all differently-abled kids from visually challenged, hearing and speech impaired, intellectually challenged to physically challenged kids took part in this event.IMG_1490 city kemp
“We mostly find cultural events related to one particular disability for kids. But Sphoorthi is the first event of its kind that brought various differently-abled kids under one platform to showcase their talent,” said Vinod Prakash, General Secretary of SAKSHAMA, a national level organisation working towards the all-round development of people with disabilities. “We aim to bring these differently-abled kids under one umbrella,” he added.
Sphoorti was successful in achieving this objective. More than 300 volunteers took part to make this event a grand success. Volunteers from corporates such as  Texas Instruments, Capgemini, Tricon Infotech, Cisco Systems, Wells Fargo and many others took part in this event.
Anita S, a Youth for Seva volunteer and employee of Cognizant, said she bonded extremely well with the kids. “One of the kids asked me questions on technology. Being a software engineer, I readily shared the information,” Anita said. “There is so much to learn from these kids. They definitely made my day,” she added.
The event aptly concluded with a motivating address from Malati Holla, recipient of Padmashree and Arjuna awards and Gold medalist in various para Olympics. An inspiring role model for all children, Holla asked all children to gracefully accept the limitations and focus on the strengths to accomplish in life.

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