UDAIPUR: Hindustan Zinc under its Jeevan Tarang – Zinc Ke Sang Project, has initiated six month long Campaign – Garv Se where the Special Children would be participating in series of creative activities with the family of employees of Hindustan Zinc on a same platform.
The program has been launched by Hindustan Zinc Ladies Club on September 26, 2017 where Painting Workshop along with various artistic activities – clay modelling, diya painting and block painting were organized that witnessed the participation of around 60 children from Viklang Kalyan Samiti, Udaipur and Prayas Sansthan, Udaipur.
The objective of the Campaign is to mainstream the specially abled children by bringing them together with the society and Garv Se has been a step towards it by engaging employees and their families through the series of engagements – movie screening, sports, trekking, dance workshops to name a few.
Jeevan Tarang – Zinc Ke Sang was launched on Foundation Day of Hindustan Zinc, i.e., on January 10, 2017.
The fact says that there are over 70 million disabled people in India out of which over 12 million are hearing impaired with hardly 500 government aided Deaf schools providing formal education to these children. Even the teachers working in these schools are not equipped or trained to teach the hearing impaired students as Sign Language is still not accepted as a medium of teaching and communication. More than 90% of students with deafness do not have access to and are out of the formal education system. Lack of access to language has also kept the deaf away from development of social and cognitive skills.
Pavan Kaushik – Head Corporate Communication says, “There is a need to understand and mainstream these children with all love and care. Jeevan Tarang is an initiative to work towards a more inclusive society, where every single ability and disability gets the same opportunities and recognition.”
Jeevan Tarang endeavours to support people with disabilities, with a focus to identify needs of deaf-mute, visually impaired and children with brain damages.
Around 500 beneficiaries have been identified from operational areas; Kayad Mine, Rampura Agucha Mine, Chanderiya Smelting Complex and Udaipur. Access to knowledge is a basic and human right, a critical first step on the path to economic, educational, and social development. Hindustan Zinc has partnered with experts to build capacities of these institutions.
HZL has partnered with National Handicapped Finance & Development Corporation to support for Skill Building of the disabled persons from districts.
Also present were Neelima Khetan – Head CSR, members of Ladies Club along with employees and their families during the program.