FDMSE, RKMVERI, Coimbatore Campus organized a one-day program on Holistic Development of Students with Disabilities in connection with Children’s Day on 20th November 2023. The program commenced with a prayer song. Mrs. P. A. Tharini, special educator, welcomed the gathering. Swami Buddhidhananda Maharaj, Assistant Administrative Head graced the occasion with his presidential address. Dr. S. Logeshkumar, Assistant Professor, gave an orientation about the program. A special address was delivered by Dr. N. Muthaiah, Dean, FDMSE.
This was followed by a ‘Nature Walk’ led by Special Educators. The walk began from FDMSE covering Emu, Cattle and Agri farms and ended at the FDMSE therapy unit ground. It helped the students to understand the richness, beauty and orderliness of nature and they were captivated by the charm of nature. The 2 kilometer walk energized the students and parents both physically and mentally.
Mrs. Brinda Chakrapani, Special Educator from Yuvabharathi Public School, Coimbatore handled the second session on ‘Storytelling’. She facilitated the students to visualize animals and birds through mimicry and acting with appropriate costumes. She also taught a few values through interesting stories for which she depicted various characters from the animal kingdom. This session tempted them to perform the role play as per their choice.
Third session was on ‘Fancy Dress Performance’. Students depicted various characters, roles and community oriented concepts. This session provided a platform for the students to bring out their hidden talents to the maximum. With great joy and enthusiasm both parents and students participated in the fancy dress performance.
Dr. R. Parimala, Medical Officer, G. Kuppusamy Naidu Rural Health Center, Coimbatore, spoke on Health, Hygiene and Safety in the last session. She deliberated on the importance of good health by paying proper attention to the ingredients in our daily food and also emphasized on personal cleanliness, good habits, keeping our surroundings plastic free and planting trees to make the environment eco-friendly.
In total 117 members (55 students with disabilities, 36 parents, 15 staff members and 11 teacher trainees of Integrated B.Ed.-M.Ed. (ID) I year) actively participated in the program.
Below are some photos of the programme