Port Blair, 02 August 2023
On July 29, 2023, the Social Welfare Department collaborated with Pankh, a famend NGO, to prepare a particular occasion known as ‘Run for Fun.’ The occasion aimed to advertise inclusiveness and supply a platform for specially-abled youngsters and their moms to take part actively. Simultaneously, an occasion was additionally organised for different youngsters to foster a way of togetherness and understanding.
With a powerful turnout, a complete of 45 specially-abled youngsters and 40 abled youngsters participated within the occasion. The ‘Run for Fun’ commenced from Dharamshala Junction and concluded at Marina Park Junction, spanning a joyous and spirited route.
The occasion was flagged off with nice enthusiasm by the esteemed Director of Social Welfare, Dr. Nitin Shakya. In attendance had been notable dignitaries, together with Swatch Bharat Mission Ambassador Naresh Chander Lal, in addition to Swami Shudhanand Ji from the Chinmaya Mission. The presence of Ms. Reeta Devi, Welfare Officer (Women),Nodal Officer (Disabilities), Ms. Komal Anand, Founder President of Pankh and Ms. Geeta Naveen, Secretary (Pankh), added additional status to the occasion.
The ‘Run for Fun’ occasion not solely showcased the dedication and spirit of specially-abled youngsters but in addition fostered a way of unity because it included different youngsters as nicely. The initiative aimed to interrupt obstacles and promote social inclusion, sending a powerful message of empathy and understanding to the group.
As the occasion drew to a detailed, individuals had been felicitated with money prizes, certificates, medals, and awards as tokens of appreciation for his or her lively involvement. Additionally, presents had been distributed to have fun the spirit of togetherness and encourage future participation.