Bhubaneswar: “Let’s talk about disability, inclusion and accessibility and lets embrace differences & celebrate diversity,” said Swabhiman Founder and CEO Dr Sruti Mohapatra at SAI International on the occasion of International Day of Person’s with Disability.
Mohapatra was the keynote speaker at the event organised by SAI International School in association with Swabhiman, State Disability Information and Resource Centre, Odisha.
Principal Secondary SAI International School, Prakash Sahoo delivered the welcome address emphasizing on creating a society that is inclusive empathetic and compassionate. Senior Principal Nilakantha Panigrahi also present on the occasion.
Understanding disability, busting the myths and presenting the facts were highlights of the day. This was followed by an interactive session with activities among students.
On the occasion, the children also learnt some sign languages and shared their experiences. Students had an overwhelming experience by hearing out the specially abled children.
Remembering SAI International’s Founder Chairman Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Mohapatra said, “Dr Sahoo not just started a school but has initiated a thought process to make the students of SAI International agents of change for an inclusive, accessible and diverse society leading world towards a sustainable planet.”