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People with disability walk the ramp with panache

Himalayan Paths

Jamshedpur, Dec. 3: Tata Steel�s Urban Services in collaboration with various organisations working for people with disabilities in Jamshedpur organised a programme to observe International Day of People with Disability at the Sir Dorabji Tata Park on Thursday.

The programmes revolved around this year�s theme �Celebrating Diversity, Celebrating Inclusiveness,� which aimed to promote the acceptance of diversity through right attitude, and to develop an environment of inclusiveness for all.
Children and youth of National Association of Blind, Cheshire Home, School of Hope, Astitiva, Special School of Joy, PATH and Parents Association of Mentally Handicapped, Jamshedpur, participated in the cultural programmes on the occasion.

The evening started with songs by Saraswati Musical Band, NAB, followed by a dance performance by Special School of Joy, who matched steps with their mothers on the song �Meri Maa.� The students of NAB, PATH, Asititva, Special School of Joy and PAMHJ dance to the tune of �Itnisi Khusi, Itna Sa Tukra Chand Kaa.� 4 hearing impaired youth brought in the flavour of Rajasthan with a scintillating performance in �Tharki Chokro.�

YoungTausif Ansari, affected with the Down�s Syndrome, performed a solo on the song �Lungi Dance� followed by a soulful performance by Alish, a National Trust awardee and Dance India Dance performance.
Two performances, one from Rakhi Gope from PAMHJ and another performance by four youths with hearing impaired, kept everyone glued to their seats.

The last but not the least, a fashion show was also organized on the occasion wherein people with disability walked the ramp with panache. Earlier, Sunil Bhaskaran, vice-president (Corporate Services), Tata Steel, who was the chief guest, inaugurated the programme. Biren Bhuta, Chief CSR, and G M Sharan were also present on the occasion. Parents of the differently-abled children were also present to encourage their wards.

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