Our society at large has long been underestimating the capabilities of people with different abilities. Many think these special people cannot work or be creative individuals. Muskaan, a voluntary organisation of parents and professionals, working to empower these intellectually challenged children and adults has clearly shattered the myth. In their ongoing Diwali mela, all products have been made by young boys and girls from Muskaan.
From decorative diyas and candles to handmade paper items like decorative gift bags, shagun envelops, diaries and folders, they can make them all. Bakery items, snacks, lemon pickle, squash, masalas are also very popular items that are sold in the mela. All proceeds from the fair go to these special students, thus making them independent.
The mela will be on till November 12 at Muskaan, Vocational Training and Work Centre for Intellectually Challenged, B-2 Vasant Kunj. For details, you can contact Mridula Sakle at 9811760960.
-- Sunday Standard