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The Special Children’s Educational Institute (SCEI) will organise an event on December 3, the International Day for Persons with Intellectual Challenges, aimed at increasing awareness and acceptance amongst the masses.


The theme decided for the internationally observed day is ‘Break barriers, open doors for an inclusive society for all’. Keeping in line with the theme, the SCEI event will bring together educators, artistes, athletes, celebrities and media personalities on one platform and focus on the need for a change in society’s collective attitude towards intellectually challenged individuals.


The event will comprise of an exhibition of student’s art work and items made for Sunflowers, the line of products made by the vocational centre. The produced items include handloom table mats, gift bags, scented candles and hand-printed envelopes.


Organizers remain confident that showcasing the accomplishments and potential of the children and the results of the SCEI programmes will prove greatly beneficial. The aim of the event is to increase acceptance and understanding in society and organizers plan to strategically place billboards in dense traffic areas to generate public interest.


Invitations will be sent out to philanthropists, schools, doctors, therapists, special needs community organisations and rotary clubs. The opening of the show will be an evening event and the exhibition will continue for three days.