Rotaract Club of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management & Technology (GGNIMT), Civil Lines celebrated Baisakhi with Special Children from Ek Prayaas at the GGNIMT campus today. During the event students from both GGNIMT & Ek Prayaas collaborated by playing fun games, singing and dancing with joy and enthusiasm. Faculty members of ek prayaas helped in breaking the ice between students of both the institutions by motivating special kids and training GGNIMTians on handling skills for special students.
Prof. Manjit Singh Chhabra, Director, GGNIMT spoke about the misperceptions in society regarding special kids, due to which they may be either neglected or treated with pity. He emphasized that these gaps would be bridged only if school and college students come forward and take responsibility to address the special needs of such students with compassion, empathy and as equals. Mrs. Samira Bector, President of Ek Prayaas appreciated the initiative of Rotaract Club of GGNIMT and hoped that other clubs, institutions and youth emulate this initiative as only out of box, proactive effort will give the special children the special place that they deserve in our minds and hearts.
Prof. Priya Arora, Faculty Co-ordinator hoped special kids enjoyed the interaction, as for her it was truly a cathartic experience, and a blend of joy, amazement and win-win camaraderie expressed by youngsters from both the institutes. Rotaractor Shrey Sharma felt that this event helped him understand special kids better, as they also enjoyed and treated the life as we do with a very positive learning attitude. Neha from MBA 2 along with other members resolved that she would spend more time with special kids, also on a regular basis.
Dr. Parvinder Singh, Principal GGNIMT, expressed his gratitude to Mrs. Sameera Bector and Principal of Ek Prayaas Mr. AK Mishra for facilitating this interaction, and hoped that this Baisakhi would be a watershed moment for GGNIMT Rotaractors perceptions and actions to the cause of Special Children.