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Christmas celebrations for differently-abled kids at Dhanbad school

About 45 kids of Jeevan Jyoti School participated in the function, attended by their parents and members of the Dhanbad Rotary Club

Our Correspondent Dhanbad Published 24.12.20, 10:25 PM
Children of Jeevan Jyoti School in Dhanbad wearing Santa caps celebrating Christmas.

Children of Jeevan Jyoti School in Dhanbad wearing Santa caps celebrating Christmas. Gautam Dey

Children with mental disability and hearing impairment celebrated Christmas at Jeevan Jyoti School on Thursday in the presence of their parents and members of the Rotary Club of Dhanbad.

About 45 kids partook of delicacies like chhola bhatura, gajar ka halwa, cake, chocolates and potato chips and danced to Christmas carols.

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The celebration began at around 11am and concluded at around 2: 30pm. The celebration was attended by chief guest Dasrath Chandra Das, Deputy Development Commissioner of Dhanbad. He presided over the gifting of a wheel chair to a physically disabled person on behalf of the Rotary Club.

Sanjay Khemka, president of Jeevan Jyoti Sanshan in his address apprised the chief guest of the range of activities for overall development of the special children besides education and vocational training.

He further said that around 125 special students of various categories are presently enrolled at the center who are being provided with all kinds of training through online sessions.

Das said that these children are an integral part of our society and it is our responsibility to work towards their development.

District Governor (Bihar and Jharkhand) of Rotary club, Rajan Gandotra, informed the gathering about social activities undertaken by the club.

The celebration, however began with cake cutting by the chief guest. The birthday of an intellectually impaired student was also celebrated during the occasion.

“Teddy bears, coffee mugs, cake, chocolates, potato chips were also distributed among the students after the function,” said special educator cum speech therapist of the school Ranjit Singh.

Mallu Malkar, father of one hearing impaired student said, “confined to the house due to closure of the school the children, including my daughter, felt very excited after enjoying the special Christmas party.”

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