Namchi, 02 May:
An interactive storytelling session was conducted by filmmaker/storyteller, Minket Lepchafor visually challenged children of Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Institute(Blind School),Namchi.The session aimed at encouraging creativity, imagination and confidence in the children.
Ms Lepcha,who hails from Darjeeling, has been telling stories to create awareness about theenvironment. The sessionwith visually challenged children was held on the topic River Teesta.
Later, the visually challenged children were divided into teams who had to share their favorite phrases inspired by River Teesta folklore during the session.
President for National Association for the Blind, Sikkim Branch, Rajesh Verma, said that the storytelling session with the visually challenged children was useful.
They had a learning experience and came to know about the importance of the river Teesta, said MrVerma.
He informed that at present there are 28 children in the School [Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Institute].
National Association for the Blind, Sikkim Branch was established under the auspices of the NAB India. This voluntary association was constituted for the welfare, training and rehabilitation of the visually challenged children of the state in the absence of any other such organisation.
The objective of this Institute is to educate visually handicapped children and make them self-reliant by imparting academic and vocational training.
This institute has given a new meaning and hope to these children, said MrVerma.