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GU students, JFS men meet differently-abled

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, July 15: Members of Justice for Society (JFS) and students of Gauhati University (GU) MBA Department spent a day with the inmates of Destition on Saturday. The programme was med ‘Akhar Rengoni’.
While JFS is a non-profit organization, Destition is a home for mentally challenged people.
The children took part in a myriad of competitions like drawing, musical chair, tekeli bhanga, singing, dancing and quiz competitions.
The 45 male and 43 female inmates of Destition took part in the competitions gleefully knowing no bounds. GU students and JFS members were seen executing the programme successfully receiving love in the forms of hugs and smiles from the inmates in return.
“Such events help the inmates to recover from their current stage. Many NGOs come up with their humble efforts to reach out to the differently-abled children. Interaction helps them a lot in the process,” Destition president Mikshi Sangma said.
“We decided to spend the whole day with the inmates of Destition. Above 80 per cent of the children of Destition are neglected from their own parents. Spending a day or two with the children and the inmates as a whole would mean a lot for them. The government should come up with concrete steps against those parents who neglect their differently-abled children and abandon them. Some of the parents intentiolly leave their children in homes for being mentally challenged and never show up even once, which is the most shocking part. Funds for the event were generated from own efforts by GU students and JFS members. Contributions were also made by well wishers from all nooks and corners of society,” JFS founder member Gitartha Borthakur said.
“We are proud of taking part in such events. We did hold such events in the past. The world would be a sweeter place to live in if more people come forward for the aid of the differently-abled. The GU students would also be initiating an effort for the flood-affected people of the state,” an elated Preeti Rani Das, a student of Gauhati University MBA department, said.
The humble initiative was supported by ITC Classmate and Apollo Tyres.

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