SAI International Education Group, one of the leading education institutions of India, today observed the International Day of Person’s with Disability with great spirit and reverence. Dr Sruti Mohapatra, Executive Founder Swabhiman, (State Disability Information and Resource Centre), Odisha graced the occasion as the keynote speaker. The day was observed in association with Swabhiman and students from SAI International School and SAI International Residential school participated in the day long activities.
“Let’s talk about disability, inclusion and accessibility and let’s embrace differences & celebrate diversity”, said Dr Sruti Mohapatra, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Swabhiman. The leading crusader for disability rights, Dr. Sruti Mohapatra’s relentless struggle and never-say-die-attitude have been a source of huge inspiration for all those who are facing discrimination delivered an enlightening and encouraged equity and equality to be maintained with all.
The day started with a welcome address by Principal Secondary SAI International School, Shri Prakash Sahoo emphasizing on creating a society that is inclusive empathetic and compassionate. The day unfolded with the understanding of disability, busting the myths and presenting the facts, followed by a highly invigorating interactive session with stimulating activities with the students. Children also learnt some sign languages and shared their experiences. Students had an overwhelming experience by hearing out the specially abled children.
While addressing the gathering Dr Sruti Mohapatra profoundly remembered Founder Chairman, late Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo and said, “Dr Sahoo not just started a School but has initiated a thought process to make the students of SAI International agents of change for an inclusive, accessible and diverse society leading world towards a sustainable planet”.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Silpi Sahoo, Chairperson, SAI International Education Group said,” Accessibility is not only an issue that applies only to people with disabilities – it is an issue that affects everybody. Disability of mind is worse than disability of body, therefore training the mind young with positivity will make the world a better place to live in with diversity”.