Gwalior holds workshops for specially-abled

June 20th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Gwalior, June 20(ANI): Several workshops on the art of papier-mache are being conducted in Gwalior, solely for the specially-abled youngsters to make these young minds self-reliant so that they can earn their livelihood by learning various aspects of art.

“We have learnt the artistic papier-mache creations here. I want to request all my friends to continue practicing whatever they have learnt as it will help them,” said Anil, participant at the workshop.

“I want all of us and more people to come together and start a training centre where we, specially-abled can teach other people. It will become a source of their livelihood,” Anil added.

At the Atma Jyoti Blind Girls School, the workshop is educational as well as vocational oriented, where participants’ are visually handicapped girls from Gwalior and nearby places.

“These blind students are like other children only. The workshop is organised so that they can make good of their summer vacations by participating in various activities and also it motivates them and makes them feel good that like other kids they are participating in a summer camp,” said Preeti, Headmistress of Atma Jyoti Blind Girls School.

Girls have enrolled to learn various activities like craftwork, computer training and yoga, responding with much enthusiasm. (ANI)

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