Under Sarva Shikhsha Abhiyan of the Kerala government, 25 differently-abled children arrived in Punjab for an exposure trip as a part of inclusive education.
The children on Thursday reached Chandigarh and visited the National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research Institute, and famous landmarks of Tricity like Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden and Sector 17 Plaza.
Trip coordinator Alex P Sunil said: “Such positive reactions and responses by the children give the organisations and also the organisers a feeling of satisfaction and encourage them to conduct such activities more often. The government has been organising such exposure trip every year since 2013.”
The trip was organised by Kerala-based trainer group smart wings and members of national level NGO All India Malayali Association. The trip coordinators are Adv. Prema Menon (Mumbai), Alex P Sunil and Nithin C Kuruvila (Punjab) and Manoj Kumar, Kunju Moitheen and Sajeesh (Kerala). On Friday, the children visit Amritsar and Ludhiana. They will visit Anandpur Sahib Gurdwara, Bhakra Nagal, Wagah Border, Jarmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) and Jalianwala Bagh.