RUN FOR INCLUSION
Jyoti Sroat School, Bethany Society is celebrating the Include Vidya Campaign and the World White Cane Day on the 14th October, 2017. The theme of the day is to underline the imperative, the need of the hour, which is to foster an “Inclusive Society: A Society for All”, where no one is left behind. This initiative is intended to create awareness on Inclusion and inspire people to contribute towards building a barrier-free and congenial society where impairment is not viewed as a disability but a celebration of our diversity, where everyone possesses fortitude, expresses gratitude and is able to contribute. This initiative is being carried out in collaboration with the Civil society, RAISE North East, Amway India, National Trust for Persons with Disability, and other local NGO’s and schools. Besides, the day will also mark the commencement of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Jyoti Sroat School, a significant milestone in our journey and our continual pursuit of Total Inclusion. The overall program will be saliently characterized by a series of inspiring, insightful and inclusive events.
RUN FOR INCLUSION
Bethany Society in collaboration with ‘RAISE-NE partners of the state of Meghalaya is organising a RUN FOR INCLUSION which is the first of its kind. This is the first time a run of this nature has been collaborated and organised, where forty seven schools, fifteen colleges and the general masses have been invited. There are different categories in the run which allows diversity and equal opportunity. We aim at making the society more inclusive where people with and without disabilities come together to make a stand for the RIGHT TO INCLUSION.
A 5 km run where all the diverse participants will assemble at Don Bosco Square at 6:00 am on the 14th October 2017. Mr. Naba Bhattacharjee, the Hon’ble Secretary, Meghalaya Cricket Association and Coordinator NADP-BCCI will flag off the run at 6:30 am
‘Come together, embrace differences and create a sense of belonging.’
WORLD WHITE CANE DAY
The White Cane is internationally recognised as a symbol of achievement and independence of the persons with Visual Impairment. It is a mobility tool for persons with Visual Impairment, which contributes towards independence, security and self- confidence.
The World White Cane Day is celebrated all over the world on the 15th of October. It is observed to create awareness and consideration among the public regarding the safety and rights of persons with visual impairment.
Bethany Society, Shillong, in collaboration with RAISE-NE partners of the state of Meghalaya, will be celebrating the same on the 14th of October 2017 with a 3.5 km walk starting from Don Bosco Square at 6:30 a.m.
‘The walk of Will power, Confidence and Independence.’
CAFE IN THE DARK:
An event organised for the people to experience the exotic world of the ‘Visually Impaired’. As suggested by the name, the event holds a unique Cafe experience, offering beverage/snacks and soulful live music, all of it in absolute darkness with no natural or artificial illumination and no blindfolds while everything is managed and run by Blind people.
Cafe in the Dark, which will be held in Bethany Society Campus, on the 14th of October’17 from 2 pm onwards, provides an insight into the daily experiences of the people with visual impairment. It creates a sense of awareness, acceptance and most importantly, patience, the values necessary for an inclusive society.
“Highlight the Eye-light”
INDIGENOUS FOOD FEST
Food is a common ground where all can come together and revel in savoury moments. Let’s come together to nourish and flourish and feed our hunger for self and for meaning.
The Indigenous food fest encourages people to eat less from a box and more from the earth. Indigenous food is the single most significant trademark of a rich culture. Our food does not merely look beautiful, tastes exquisite, smells wonderful but also brings people together and inspires the most wonderful feeling which is natural to mankind…‘HUNGER’.
The Parents association of Bethany Society and Roilang Livelihood Academy presents to you a wide range of menu of scrumptious indigenous cuisines at Bethany Society campus on the 14th October 2017, 12:00 pm onwards.
‘A healthy outside starts from the inside’
The talent show creates a platform for the students with diverse needs and people to showcase their talents. It also provides an opportunity for all to entertain and enthral with their sublime abilities. This is an open event inviting people from all walks of life to gather at the Bethany Society Campus to exhibit and witness dazzling, mind-boggling and jaw-dropping artistry on the 14th October 2017, 2:00 p.m. onwards.
‘Come share your passion’
So let’s come together to join hands and revel in our diversity.