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Special children spread glow in Diwali Mela with their products

Jamshedpur : Like every year the students of School of Hope have made colourful and beautifully decorated diyas and candles.

Continuing every year’s trend 25 – 30 students have put in their hard work and effort to prepare variety of Diyas and Candles such as:- Floating candles, Gel candles, decorated Diyas, gift items, etc. The price of the items range from Rs.5/- to Rs.200/- . This year for the first time school is organising a Diwali Mela at the school premises on October 18 and 19.

“The aim is to train them well so that tomorrow, when they leave the special school, they can earn and live a life of dignity,” said principal Shyamala Raju. These youngsters are generally divided into four levels based on their ability — both mental and physical — and expertise. For instance, those who are new to the craft are kept at level one while experienced hands comprise level four.

After a month’s hard work, they have come up with diyas decorated with colourful beads and painted with fabric colours. Some have also made candles of various shapes and sizes.

Like every year the special children of School of Hope are making candles and diyas of different shapes, colour and sizes. It is Diwali time and specially made wax and diyas are ready by special students at School of Hope and Parents Association for the Mentally Handicapped, Jamshedpur.

The trainers at school have also trained them on rangoli painting which is making rangoli designs on the larger diyas and done with brighter colours. In fact with years of practice and art lessons in schools about four students in the age group of 20 have become artists and at times helps their juniors too.

Some special children at the Parents Association for the Mentally Handicapped have also started making candles before a month.

The centre at Dhatkidih only specialises in candles and related fancy products. About seven members are involved in making gel candles, floating candles, scented candles and candles of various types. The maximum range for a candle is Rs 105. The centre will also place their kiosks in various schools to sell their products.

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