“Talent is not taught but awakened through practice! “with this spirit and enthusiasm, IIIT Nagpur had the privilege to conduct ‘SAMARTH’ recently, a platform to honour the talent of the specially abled, as a pre event of our National Level Cultural fest, â€˜Abhivyakti 2019â€™ where in special prodigious children exhibited their amazing talent leaving everyone oblivious about their disabilities, and evoking everyone about their inability to have recognized their marvelous work.
The event began with a full swing with the addressing of the chief guest and special children by Dean Dr Ashwin Kotari, after which a motivational video of the story of Ashok Mune was shown followed by a speech from Ashok Munne himself, the chief guest of the event, a mountaineer, motor rider, paraglider, scuba diver, marathon runner, black belt in martial arts, gymnast, yoga expert, ace swimmer being an amputee.
Students were motivated to achieve their goals and work hard towards them.The first performer of the day was Rohan Boinwar from Jeevoday Special school who mesmerized the audience with his voice delivering a Â song followed by Devyani Shendre from May Flower School who left the students awestruck with her scintillating dance performance.
A group performance was held by Aansha Mun, Pooja Bhalavi, Anushka Bansod, Sakshit Jethe from Gyanjyoti Andh Vidyalaya with musical instruments played by Kishor Choudhari and Mukesh Ingale in absolute harmony and synchronization. The final performance was an extremely entertaining one by students of Jeevoday Special School, Aniket Kshrisagar, Aniket Kamble, Anshul Shende, Aman Patle, Devashish Madavi. There was also heart touching poem delivered by Aman Soni, student of IIIT Nagpur.
Extremely elated and grateful for the parents, guardians and the specially abled students the event also consisted of felicitation for the students with a token of love and appreciation. At the end Kirti Dorshetwar student affair council thanked and appreciated all the participants of the event and to the Chief Guest for his valuable time and words.
The experience of the event was mesmerizing and awakening to every individual present. The event was a huge success and would not have been possible without the support of Director Prof O.G.Kakde,Dean, Ashwin Kothari ,Registrar Kailas Dhakale, faculty in-charge Dr Tapan Kumar Jain andÂ Kirti Dorsetwar , the entire staff and Team Abhivyakti.