On December 1st, 2023, SpecialSaathi, in collaboration with Maqaam Foundation, conducted an Abilities Expo program at Satyam College of Education Noida. The Abilities Expo was held to commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which falls on December 3rd. The program highlighted the abilities of people with disabilities, showcasing their talents and contributions to society.
The program commenced with an inspiring speech by Principal Ms. Binita Agarwal and Ms. Shilpi Mayank Awasthi, Founder of SpecialSaathi. This was followed by an insightful awareness program and a fantastic Q & A session led by Mr. Praval Yadav and Ms. Simmi Vasu, advisors at SpecialSaathi, resource persons with remarkable expertise in the field of disability. The awareness program emphasized the importance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities and underscored the significance of such programs in fostering inclusion and acceptance.
The awareness program was then followed by a captivating cultural performance featuring talented young singers Devansh Chandra and Debashree Mishra. Their melodious voices and soulful renditions mesmerized the audience.
Concluding the program was an Ability walk- inclusion walk, where disabled artists and students from Satyam College walked together, symbolizing unity and inclusion.
Ms. Shilpi Mayank Awasthi, Founder of SpecialSaathi, presented awards and felicitations to the following individuals and institutions:
Satyam College – for their unwavering commitment to creating an inclusive environment in society
Simmi Vasu – for her dedication and expertise as a parent professional working for disability rights
Praval Yadav – for his exceptional contributions as a professional working for disability advocacy
Devansh Chandra – for his remarkable achievements and unwavering spirit as a person with disability
Debashree Mishra – for her talent and passion as a young singer
The program concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by the industry head and coordinator Ms. Preeti Goel from Satyam College.
The Abilities Expo program served as a powerful reminder of the abilities and potential of people with disabilities, encouraging inclusivity and acceptance in society.
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