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Mentally challenged kids to stage play based on Rasaraj�s book

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GUWAHATI, April 29 - Jaradgab Rojar Upakhyan, an adaptation from Rasaraj Lakshminath Bezbarua�s book Burhi Aair Sadhu, will be presented on stage by 12 mentally challenged children at the Madhabdeb International Auditorium on the Kalakshetra premises here tomorrow, from 5 pm.

The event, being organised by NGOs Sachitra Puthi Sanskritik Gosthi and Prajanma, has been supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

�The mentally challenged children have amazing capabilities which need adequate exposure. By organising this play, we have tried to give them the same, which would go a long way in boosting their confidence,� said Rajib Kumar Saud, director of the play, who has been instrumental in training a number of mentally challenged children and conducting acting workshops for them.

Earlier also, he has directed several plays involving children with mental disabilities. �Of the 22 artistes performing tomorrow, 12 are mentally challenged. We have involved both normal and special children in the programme to promote social inclusion and social acceptance of the special children,� Saud added. The programme has been organised as part of Prajanma�s initiative to observe the month of April as the �autism month� to create awareness about autism, a neurological disorder.

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Mentally challenged kids to stage play based on Rasaraj�s book

GUWAHATI, April 29 - Jaradgab Rojar Upakhyan, an adaptation from Rasaraj Lakshminath Bezbarua�s book Burhi Aair Sadhu, will be presented on stage by 12 mentally challenged children at the Madhabdeb International Auditorium on the Kalakshetra premises here tomorrow, from 5 pm.

The event, being organised by NGOs Sachitra Puthi Sanskritik Gosthi and Prajanma, has been supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

�The mentally challenged children have amazing capabilities which need adequate exposure. By organising this play, we have tried to give them the same, which would go a long way in boosting their confidence,� said Rajib Kumar Saud, director of the play, who has been instrumental in training a number of mentally challenged children and conducting acting workshops for them.

Earlier also, he has directed several plays involving children with mental disabilities. �Of the 22 artistes performing tomorrow, 12 are mentally challenged. We have involved both normal and special children in the programme to promote social inclusion and social acceptance of the special children,� Saud added. The programme has been organised as part of Prajanma�s initiative to observe the month of April as the �autism month� to create awareness about autism, a neurological disorder.

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