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Christmas Celebration at MBCN School

Christmas Celebration at MBCN School

Christmas is the time for family and friends to come together, and there”s no better way to get in the merry spirit than hosting or attending a Winter Carnival. This Christmas Eve, Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan was nothing less than a winter wonderland where we all gathered together to celebrate the zest of this amazing festival with the colours of fun and fervour.

The Highlights
With delicious food, interactive games, and lucky draws and prizes for attendees at every corner, we went the extra mile at our Winter Carnival to bring the magic of Christmas to life. It was a real treat for anyone in the spirit of the season.

Gifts Galore
Thanks to their handmade products and gifts on display, the ”˜Swayam” wing became the de facto Santa Claus at MBCN Winter Carnival. They had something special to offer for everyone, and the handiwork of the students was appreciated by one and all.

Special Guests
The carnival was graced by the appearance of our special guest, the famous and adorable Chhota Bheem. The presence of other tableaus of the animated world made the festivities even more magical for the children.

Not only did our students participate in the carnival, teachers and parents too helped made the event a grand success. While teachers performed live musicals, dances and acts, parents too didn”t miss a chance to rock the stage.

Leaving no stone unturned to sprinkle the magic of their love, the carnival area was wholly decorated by our students themselves.
In case you missed out on being a part of the grandeur, you can still witness the fun we had by clicking on this link →

We wish you all a very Happy New Year and we look forward to organising many more of these events in the years to come.

Rights of Persons With Disabilities Bill: More power to PwD

Rights of Persons With Disabilities Bill: More power to PwD

Human Rights are for us all, but seldom do we see our society uphold these rights without any social or political bias. In that regard, the ”˜Rights for Persons with Disabilities Bill” has indeed come a long way, now amended and shaped to herald a more accommodating future.

Rights of Persons With Disabilities (RPWD) Bill:
The principal act for the empowerment of Persons with disabilities was the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. It was enforced 20 years back. In the years that followed, however, there have been drastic changes in the disability sector such as understanding disability and its social model of definition, new technology and process of rehabilitation etc.

The new Bill with amendments proposes to repeal the existing Persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

The revised bill has come as a boon for many. With the types of disabilities having been increased from 7 to 21, and the Central Government holding the power to add more types in the future, the bill is a much-awaited move to effectuate the Indian government”s ”˜Accessible India” program.

The historic announcement was made on the occasion of ”˜International Day of Persons with Disabilities” (3rd December). It saw the first-time inclusion of speech and language disability and specific learning disability, while acid attack victims, dwarfism, muscular dystrophy etc. were added as separate classes of specified disability. The new categories of disabilities also included three blood disorders: thalassemia, hemophilia and sickle cell disease.

This bill also provides for penalties for offences committed against persons with disabilities. Designated special courts have been proposed to handle cases concerning violation of rights of PwDs, thus accommodating the long-pending concern of whether or not we legally cover all types of disabilities.

Further, additional benefits for persons with benchmark disabilities and those with high support needs have been included. For instance, every child with benchmark disability between the age group of 6 and 18 years shall have the right to free education, while reservations in government jobs for certain persons or class of persons with benchmark disability have been increased from 3% to 4%. To provide financial support to the persons with disabilities, the creation of National and State Funds has been proposed. The need to ensure accessibility in public buildings in a prescribed time-frame has also been stressed upon.

Another highlight from the bill is that it provides penalties for offences committed against persons with disabilities. To handle cases concerning violation of rights of PwDs, the bill proposes the immediate designation of special courts.

This bill has given rise to expectations that it will be adopted at all institutions and public or private bodies in India at both national and state levels to achieve true empowerment and inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in a satisfactory manner.

MBCN Sports Festival 2016

MBCN Sports Festival 2016

”˜Let me win but if I can”t win, let me be brave in my attempts”
— Special Olympics Athlete”s oath

This motto of Special Olympics is all about finding the courage to give it all one has got, give their hundred per cent, come whatever may. This special quote from the oath sworn by the athletes at the Special Olympics isn”t just a rhetorical statement but a fact that students at Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan believe in and recently reflected at their Sports Festival.

Around 600 athletes participated in various sports activities of MBCN Sports Festival in the grounds of Genesis Global school. The sunny November morning, saw a variety of sports which gave the specially abled students of MBCN an opportunity to display their impressive capabilities, more than what is seen. It”s always more about the sheer efforts and hope to rise above all odds. Sports provide with the opportunity of competition, to grow in confidence, & improve health, skills, & abilities.

The MBCN Sports Festival was graced by and was a successful one under the guidance of Dr. Vandana Sharma, Director and Principal, MBCN; who has always believed in identifying and nurturing her students” skills beyond disability.

The festival saw events like 25 mtrs Assisted Walking competition, Softball throw across various age groups and wings at MBCN and the ancient game of BOCCE, which was a delight and was participated by the Swayam wing

Each and every event was modified to suit the physical abilities so that every individual could showcase their potential is the best way possible. Proud parents and happy teachers were excited and cheered all the students throughout! Also, refreshment, support and first aid teams were actively engaged to ensure successful completion of this annual affair.

MBCN Sports Festival was indeed an occasion which proved yet again that it is special to have tears of sheer joy when one scores, receives a medal, hugs a friend to celebrate their success or gives me thumbs up to a friend”¦ It was a day that provided opportunities, removed isolation and boosted self confidence of many! We hope to continue, support and cherish with such endeavors in future.

MBCN celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

MBCN celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Every year on the 3rd of December, the world celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Promoted by United Nations, the day is observed to permeate an understanding of disability issues, mobilise support and sensitise our community towards the disabled. Everyone deserves the chance to live a life of dignity in a peaceful and prosperous world. The observance of this day is an attempt by the UN and its member countries to make sure that people with disabilities get the rights they deserve and are well integrated into every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan (MBCN) A vocational training school for run under The Ponty Chadha Foundation, is also observing International Day of Persons with Disabilities in its own unique way. Come tomorrow, the students of MBCN will visit various locations in Delhi-NCR and meet people from all walks of life to make them aware of the plight and rights of the disabled. It is an initiative with the sole agenda of helping the masses realise that people with disabilities if given equal opportunities, can lead dignified lives as progressive citizens of the nation.

Along with staff members, these MBCN students will visit different places in the city, request people to click selfies, and give away balloons with smileys on them. Students would then share these pictures on their social networking sites with the hashtag ”˜beyond disability”. Besides spreading this noble thought, MBCN students would also present a sapling to the heads of various institutes and offices, to be planted on this solemn occasion in support of their ”˜right to breathe”.