Get-hooked July 17, 2019
Disabled people put up remarkable performances at talent show in New Delhi
Narayan Seva Sansthan, one of India’s biggest NGOs working for people with disabilities, held a Divyang Talent Show in New Delhi under the leadership of their President Prashant Agarwal. Over 30 people with disabilities came together on stage to showcase their talents.
The majestic Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi came alive with lights and music as hundreds of people came to watch performances by a talented bunch of youngsters, all of whom had a disability. There were plenty of happy, excited faces in the auditorium as each performer put up a spectacular show.
The event, called Divyang Talent Show, was organised by the NGO Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS) under the leadership of their President Prashant Agarwal. Over 30 youngsters with various kinds of disabilities performed in the presence of former Bollywood star Jackie Shroff, the chief guest. The NSS holds such talent shows every three months at various cities and towns across India. Last year, they held one in Haryana so disabled people from rural and remote India have a platform to showcase their skills.
Rahul Sharma from the firm Ad Factors says such shows offer a great platform for the community to come together.
The event was a successful one just like all our past events. It was an ideal platform for many youngsters to come together. Most of the contestants were people who had polio by birth or had met with an accident later in life leading to a disability. We hope more such talents will be given a platform in our next events to come. – Rahul Sharma, Media Department, Narayan Seva Sansthan.
Wheelchair users, people with callipers and crutches danced and sang to their hearts fill at the show. There was also a ramp walk where participants walked with grace and confidence.
Apart from the talent show, an awards ceremony was held to thank donors who have supported the NSS. Over 100 donors were felicitated in the presence of Shroff and other dignitaries.
Jagdish Patel, a member of NSS and participant in the show, loved the experience.
“I sand, danced and ramp walked”, said 25-year-old Patel. “It gives me immense pleasure participating in such events because it is a great platform to experiment with my skills. By being a part this, we are able to achieve things that we thought we could do. It makes me happy”.
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