On the occasion of the World Autism Awareness Day, the South Central Regional Cultural Centre, Nagpur, the Ministry of Culture of Government of India and Prayas School for Children with Special Needs, organized a special cultural program at the premises of South Central Cultural Centre, Nagpur. Dr. Deepak Khirwadkar, Director of South Central Cultural Centre, Nagpur, inaugurated the program by lighting the traditional lamp. On this occasion, Dr. Uday Bodhankar, Shri Sharad Bagri, Dr. Yashwant Patil, Shri Atul Pande, Socialworker Shri Dilip Gaur, Shri Mickey Arora made their presence noteworthy. On the same occasion, social workers were felicitated for their outstanding contribution in social and cultural fields.
The program opened with the beautiful Ganesh Vandana. To mark and celebrate the World Autism Day, the students of Prayas School, under the guidance of their school teachers,performed beautiful cultural presentations. Thereafter, the students presented a lovely dance on the song, “bhar de jholi meri ya Mohammad”. A fancy dress competition was also organized, wherein the students showcased a variety of dresses and the audience was mesmerised by their presentation.
April 2nd is celebrated as the World Autism Awareness Day all over the world. In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared it as the “World Autism Awareness Day.” In order to increase the awareness amongst self-focused children and adults, the United Nations and the member states have undertaken steps to encourage and help the victims lead a more meaningful life.
The program was attended by a massive audience. The efforts taken by these special kids were highly appreciated by the people present and many were brought to tears seeing the kids perform with so much sincerity and fervor.