Special students of Punjab University (PU) Child Welfare Centre (CWC) on Tuesday showcased their talents to tell the world of their special strengths and to call for efforts to polish and utilize their abilities for making them productive members of the society.

At an event organized in connection with the International Day for persons with Disabilities by PU Child Welfare Centre at Dr Pervez Hasan Environmental Law Auditorium, special children amicably took part in several activities that highlighted that they indeed bear no disability.

They presented a special artistic rendition to expressed the pain they felt for Kashmiri children who haven’t been able to attend schools since the last four months due to Indian forces’ brutalities. They also highlighted the grievances of Kashmiri mothers who were losing their young children and living a miserable life.  Wearing colorful dresses, children exhibited the culture of all provinces of Pakistan during a performance on the national anthem.

PU Vice Chancellor Professor Niaz Ahmad, former VC Lt Gen (r) Arshad Mahmood, Department of Special Education Chairperson Dr Humaira Bano, CWC Chairperson Ayesha Wajihullah, faculty members, a large number of differently-abled children and their parents participated in the ceremony.

Addressing the ceremony, PU Vice Chancellor Professor Niaz Ahmad said that Allah had bestowed special children with special abilities and “we must encourage them”. He said PU administration was taking steps to provide training to special children. He said that special children should be given special attention so that they could live their life with others in a good way. He announced an honorarium for CWC teachers and appreciated the efforts of event organizers. Lt Gen (r) Arshad Mahmood said that we must extend maximum help to special children and those special children, who have relatively better health conditions, should be admitted in general schools. Arshad said that these children were the responsibility of the society, adding that special children were a great source of getting Allah’s glory and to seek His pardon.

Dr Humaira Bano thanked PU VC Professor Niaz Ahmad for recruitment of teachers and staff for CWC and extending maximum support for the welfare of special children. Later, certificates were distributed among the children who performed in the event.

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