UCE Visited Gyan Gurukul Special Children School Derabassi

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“Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we
make a life by what we give.”

On the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji, students of Universal College of Arts, Commerce and Science and Universal College of Education visited Gyan Gurukul special children school, Derabassi, to spend some time with special kids.

With their zeal of the students also desired to collect donations to help the institution with some commodity of daily needs like rice, flour, detergent soap chocolate biscuits,etc. Total 40 students from the Department of Arts and Department of Education along with four faculty members took part in this memorable journey to explore new feeling. On our way to the destination, Mr Mohit Bharadwaj, Assistant professor of physical Education make students to understand what actually studied in mentally retarded kid. Later on in the institution students get the information that mental retardation is a condition or incomplete development of mind and it cannot be cured. However, associated disabilities (sensory, speech problem, behaviour problems etc.) can be cured to some extent. To be diagnosed as mentally retarded a person must be significantly sub average in both intelligence and adaptive behaviour. Mentally retarded are human being like any of us. They can learn a variety of responses and have the same needs, emotions and feelings as normal child. The objectives of their education may not be as broad as they are for the normal. Their education aims at (a) occupational adequacy (b) Social Competence and (c) Personal adequacy.
Students spend the day with the kids of the institution and also to memorize the moment they cut cake. All together it was and absolute different kind of feeling, a new realization reminds us again and again that life must go on.
We were neither ready to leave nor the kids of the institute were ready to let us go. It is very
much emotional for our students On our way back to college one of us uttered.

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