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Disability is not a deterrent to learning and exploring ones chance in a world they could not see, but could only feel. Hence a Self – Confidence Enhancement Training programme for over 50 students of Standard VI, VII and VIII of Government Middle School for Blind in Sevvapet was conducted in Salem Collectorate on 4th September, 2012.
Organised by the Department of Differently Abled Persons Welfare in association with Rotary Club of South and North and Lions Club of International, Collector K. Maharabushanam inaugurated the programme in the presence of R. Natarajan, District Differently Abled Persons Welfare Officer, A. Athiyanna, Chairman, Salem District Helping Hand and Differently Abled Persons Welfare Association and K. Balaj, Chairman, Rotary Club ( South ), Salem.
Mr. Maharabushanam presented a letter from visually challenged person whose escort wad denied concession in government bus and pointed out the existing law that provides them 75 per cent concession during travel for them. The Collector added that persons of disability are born to win and they have every right to express their rights. Speakers wanted the students to break the jinx and succeed in life. ‘You should be role models for every persons through your achievements’, they added.
Trainer Dr. Babu Rangarajan, Child and Clinical Psychologist told Press Peoples that the self esteem and confidence level among visually impaired students would be low and the training would help them to think and act independently.
‘They are just physically disabled, but not their will power and determination which needs enhancement,’ he added. Success stories of persons, how to think positive and involve in doing things alone were dealt during the programme.
A class VIII student, Sathish from Valparai, said that apart from learning through Braille system, they were also trained in power loom operations, reciting songs and involving in sports activities. ‘We were encouraged to do more activities and think independently and we feel that we can do’, a confidence Sathish added.
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