Bhavan Vidyalaya wins child rights award
Recognised for empowering the differently-abled children with special needs
Chandigarh: Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, won the prestigious CCPCR award for its exemplary practices and initiatives in empowering its differently abled students and children of special needs.
The award was given away by the Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) in a ceremony organised at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 18.
Ms. Harjinder Kaur, Chairperson of the Commission presented the Award to the School.
Established in 1987, the Special Cell at the Bhavan Vidyalaya has been catering to the educational and social needs of children with various educational disabilities such as Downs Syndrome, Autism, ADHD and other multiple disorders.
Managed by a devoted team of highly motivated and well experienced special educators, under the able guidance of mentor, Senior Principal Ms. Vineeta Arora, the Special Cell offers inclusive integrated education imparting basic life- skills and vocational training, aimed at making the students emotionally and economically independent and develop financial acumen.
A comprehensive fitness training programme promoting physical well-being and self-esteem is also implemented systematically during the school year. Excursions and school trips to places of interest keep them in touch with the world outside and enable them gain self-confidence. These special children have done the school proud through their various achievements in various international and national sporting events - Special Olympics, Asia Pacific Regional Games, Summer World Games among many others.
The Special Cell at the school currently caters to over 60 students and strives to integrate them seamlessly with the mainstream.