Colours of Independence – Celebrating India’s 68th Independence DaySubmitted by Arya Chand on Fri, 15/08/2014 - 14:08
'Jana Gana Mana…' had been reverberating in our ears and hearts through all these 68 years of independence but a section of Indian Society- the population with hearing disability has never heard or sung our proud National Anthem. On the 68th Independence Day, National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) which boasts of an inclusive campus, effaced this notion and upheld the idea of inclusive society by organizing an integrated Independence Day celebration. Beneath the fluttering Tricolor of the Nation at Kanakakunnu flag post, the National Anthem was signed and sung simultaneously spreading patriotism and pride of the subcontinent beyond the limits of abilities. The event was jointly organized by the staff and student clubs- Karma and Gravity at NISH. The event started with a walk which was flagged off by Honorary Director of NISH-Shri G Vijaya Raghavan from Kowdiar Square to Kanakakunnu. The students with hearing impairment undergoing fine arts course at NISH organized a painting camp with a huge canvas put up for the public to paint and put in their thoughts reflecting the theme of the Independence Day celebrations- 'Colors of Independence' which was jointly inaugurated by Shri. G. VijayaRaghavan and NISH Executive Director Dr. Samuel N Mathew.