“Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it” – Harold S Hulbert.
And as the children’s week celebration nears its end, Jain University dedicated a day to the kids from Spastics Society of Karnataka, through their community-service program ‘Little Steps’. Where RJ, Comedian, Emcee, Actor and TV Presenter, Danish Sait was present as the chief guest.
“It’s such an amazing feeling to be amid these kids and hear from them”, said Danish as he inaugurated the event.
Addressing the audience, he said, “I think these kids are a great source of inspiration and sends out a bigger lesson for all of us present in this room. Often we all abled-people, despite being blessed with proper physical abilities, tend to complain about various things. But these kids show us the way we can enjoy life, just as it is.” And added that the term, ‘differently-abled’, is actually contextual.
As many as 35 spastic kids along with teachers and staff members from the Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK) participated in the event. There was also an art exhibition organized on the day, where spastic artists put their creation for display.
Appreciating the efforts of the teachers of SSK, Danish, who came with his mother to the event, said, “Look at the teachers, so selflessly and relentlessly they have dedicated themselves to inspire and guide these kids.”
“I think universities, colleges and teachers give more than they receive, and this initiative by Jain University is just another way of giving. And in fact, on my way to this event, I was looking up for two words in dictionary, one is assimilative and the other is accumulative. I think most human being spend their lives being accumulative. We want to accumulate land, money, and people. But I think universities are assimilative, they are like trees. They give for the greater growth. And I think this initiative is just one of those great steps. And I thank Jain University for making me a part of this initiative,” He added.
He interacted with the spastic kids and even posed for selfies with them. He continued to add, “Value what you have in life, and when you get time to spend with these kids, appreciate the moment and live in it. I don’t think I am the chief guest today, it’s them.”
The event also included story telling session presented by Elavenhil, a journal manager at Elsevier, cultural and musical programs presented by spastic kids and a magic show.
Little Steps is a community service program, hosted by the Master of Science in Information Technology - Jain University, every year. It started in the year 2012 and continues to take place every year in the month of November in order to create new opportunities for children.