Srinagar, Nov 14: Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline in collaboration with Government Degree college Utrusoo Shangus organised an art event in connection with the National Children’s Day at government Degree College Utrusoo Shangus. Around 400 children belonging to the disability sector, tribal communities, BPL families, backward areas and children in need of care and protection enrolled in different child care instructions participated in the inclusive art event. The college ground was blooming like a garden with different flowers. The Chief Education officer Anantnag was chief guest on the occasion. He inaugurated the programme and interacted with all children.
The Chief Education Officer appreciated the role of Humanity welfare organization Helpline NGO working for education of children with disabilities. He said children are the future of the country and the department is committed to developing every child in every area.
Secretary District Legal Services Authority presented a paper on child rights among the audience of college staff and students of Government Degree College Utrusoo. She said that organisations like the Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline believe in inclusion.
Adil Rashid, moderator of the programme and general secretary of organising agency, said Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline is the lone organization in J&K advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities. “Our organisation has been organising the inclusive drawing competition for the past decade but it was a new experience to create an inclusive event in a far flung area of Shangus tehsil which is mostly hilly and children have less access to such events. Our organisation is committed to continuing such programmes and will provide opportunity to all underprivileged children in a phase wise manner so that children from all castes, religions and gender can give vent to their talents. Children’s Day is important because children are future citizens and incorporating inclusive features will certainly end barriers and make the happy J&K dream true in near future.”
Principal Government Degree college Utrusoo Shangus Syed Javed Ahmad Peer said that Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline has been one of the best organisations working in close association with the educational institutions and the organization has organised number of events in the college and celebrating Children’s Day in the college has really contributed a lot in far flung area like Shangus.
Shahid Sultan from Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline presented vote of thanks