“Childhood is the symbol of the future and the hope of all victories to come.”
On the occasion of World Children’s Day, AuroBharati, Sri Aurobindo Society organized a symposium on the theme ‘Inclusion for every Child: The Integral Approach’ and Virtual Exhibition on ‘Creative Expressions Without Boundaries’ on 21st November, 2022 through an online platform.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Kishor Kumar Tripathy, Member Secretary, AuroBharati, Sri Aurobindo Society said about the origin and World Children’s Day including its objective to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. He spoke about the convention of the Rights of the Child and emphasized on the celebration of Children’s rights and translating into dialogue and actions that will build a better world for the children.
Objective of the symposium ‘Inclusion for every Child: Integral Approach’ was to focus on inclusive aspects which is the practice of educating and caring for the children with developmental disabilities. The inclusive ram both the children with and without disabilities learn and participate through same activities and methods. Inclusive education provides a sense of belonging where the students were valued for their abilities and potential support.
Shri Radhakant Meher, Principal, Chirag School, Nainital, Uttarakhand; Dr. Bhuvana Vasudevan, Principal, Bridges Learning Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School, Puducherry; Dr. Sundar Murugan, Founder, Abay NGO, Union Territory of Puducherry; Ms. Vandana Shah, Operations Director, and Mr. Manuel Theremand, Child Protection Officer, Sharana-Social & Developmental Organization, Puducherry shared their creative experiences during the symposium. They expressed various issues related to inclusive education for every child so that the child’s environment is accessible and provide them an opportunity to become part of the mainstream and achieve their rights and fulfil their potential.
The exhibition ‘Creative Expressions without Boundaries’ was based on visual outcomes and artistic products, photographs, artworks, individual portraits, drawings, books and other creative expressions. Objective of this exhibition was to focus on the integral development of children with special emphasis on nurturing skills through various activities in the light of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.