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SVK Sanstha, in association with the Department of Fashion Design of LAD College, recently organised a free tie 'Tie and Dye Workshop' for differently-abled teenagers. The intention behind the workshop was to create an an enabling environment and inclusive society, which respects the dignity of persons with disabilities, especially intellectually challenged adults.
LAD college authorities and SVK Shikshan Santha volunteers with differently abled teenagers during the workshop
The workshop was conducted under the guidance of Dr Harsha Jharia (CAO, Women's Education Society). During her inaugural address, Dr Jharia explained how opportunities can be created for intellectually challenged beneficiaries with the help of tie and dye apparel.
Apart from the participants and Dr Jharia, also present during the workshop were Dr Deepali Kotwal (Principal), Dr Varsha Mankar (HOD), faculty members Mrunal Kedar and Vibhavari Gotmar, Gayathri Vatsalya (President, SVK Shikshan Sanstha), Isha Verma, and volunteers.
SVK Shikshan Sanstha is an NGO, which aims to work towards education and professional training of marginalized women, children and people with intellectual disabilities (Mental retardation, Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, etc).