Get-hooked December 12, 2019
Sachin Tendulkar lends support to NGO Jai Vakeel’s initiative to promote inclusion
Sachin Tendulkar is known for his associations with various organizations that work for social causes. The legendary cricketer continues to win the hearts of people through his charity work and contributions to society. Recently Sachin Tendulkar shared an image on Instagram, wearing a special bracelet and a heart touching message promoting inclusion.
Sachin Tendulkar promotes inclusion
Sachin Tendulkar’s Instagram post said, “Let’s not close our eyes to those with special needs. Instead, let’s be a pillar of support and empower them to achieve everything they seek. It is upto to each one of us to make this an Inclusive World where all of us live together. #choosetoinclude #jaivakeelfoundation”.
The bracelet in Sachin’s hand is part of an initiative launched by NGO Jai Vakeel Foundation in collaboration with the Chanakya Foundation.
Jai Vakeel Foundation is based in Mumbai and has been dedicated to the welfare of people with intellectual disabilities for more than 70 years. Through various initiatives and programs the NGO has been bringing about a positive change in the perception of society towards those with intellectual disabilities. Since these people have learning, problem solving, reasoning related issues, they find it very challenging to be a part of the mainstream life and need support.
These bracelets are called Inclusion band and are part of a mission to raise awareness about inclusion in all parts of the society. The bracelets are being endorsed by various other celebrities and influencers as well. The aim behind the initiative is to create sensitisation.
Inclusion transcends disability. We all have been excluded or have excluded someone else, consicously or unconsciously. #ChooseToInclude for me is a reminder to reflect on my own actions, be more kind and celebrate differences all around. – Aakansha Kedia, Jai Vakeel Foundation
Inclusion is not just needed for people with disabilities but for every person who feels isolated and left out due to mental, physical, social shortcomings and barriers. The sales of the Inclusion bands will also contribute to the building of a better and inclusive future where no one is left out.
The Inclusion band and are made from up-cycled fabrics and threads and have been created by the women studying at Chanakya school of crafts. The bands have been embroidered with love, care and a profound hope that they will carry with them the message of inclusion. The band is priced starting at ₹250, and goes up to ₹1000.
For more information about the initiative visit the site: https://saltscout.com/store/jaivakeel
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