A Day of Celebration on International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Sikkim

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A Day of Celebration on International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Sikkim

In a heartwarming display of inclusivity and talent, the Women and Child Development Department of the Government of Sikkim organized a one-day event on the occasion of the “International Day of Persons with Disabilities” on December 3, 2023. The vibrant gathering took place at the Palzor Stadium in the picturesque town of Gangtok, where individuals from various educational institutions, including special schools across Sikkim, came together to celebrate the abilities and achievements of differently-abled individuals.

Distinguished Chief Guest: The event was graced by the presence of the honorable MLA, Mr. Sanjit Kharel, who served as the Chief Guest. His attendance underscored the government’s commitment to recognizing and supporting the rights of persons with disabilities. Mr. Kharel’s presence added a significant touch of importance to the occasion.

Showcasing Exceptional Talents: The highlight of the day was the outstanding performances by students from special schools. These young talents captivated the audience with cultural activities that not only showcased their creativity but also emphasized the vast potential within the differently-abled community. The event was a testament to the fact that given the right opportunities, individuals with disabilities can excel in various fields.

Generous Sponsorship by Sikkim Alpine University: The success of the event was further amplified by the generous sponsorship provided by Sikkim Alpine University (SAU). The university sponsored the program, providing prize money for the participants and ensuring that the celebration was not only memorable but also rewarding for the individuals who showcased their skills. This collaborative effort between the government and the academic sector exemplifies the power of partnerships in creating positive change.

Support from SAU Dignitaries and Students: Dignitaries from Sikkim Alpine University, led by Dr. Vijay Kumar Gulati, Registrar, SAU, Mr. Benoy Thapa, Deputy Registrar (Admin), and Ms. Prashanti Pradhan, Event Head of the Event Committee, played a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth execution of the day’s festivities. The presence of teaching and non-teaching faculties, along with students from the Department of Special Education at SAU, further emphasized the university’s commitment to inclusivity and education for all.

Closing Thoughts: The one-day event at Palzor Stadium in Gangtok was not just a celebration; it was a powerful statement about the importance of recognizing and embracing the abilities of persons with disabilities. The collaboration between the government, educational institutions, and the private sector showcased the collective effort required to build a more inclusive society.

As the day concluded, the echoes of laughter, joy, and shared accomplishments lingered, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those in attendance. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebration in Sikkim was not just an event—it was a celebration of diversity, talent, and the limitless potential within every individual.