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Montfort holds alumni meet

By Biplab Kr Dey

TURA, Dec 31 - Montfort Centre for Education (MCE) held its first-ever alumni meet for its former students who were all visually disabled.

Claimed to be the first of its kind in the region, the gathering of the specially-abled from Tura and Guwahati schools was held on December 28-29 at the Tura centre. The alumni meet sought to inspire everyone involved through stories of struggle, pain and success each one went through.

�The plan was to share, discuss, plan, ruminate and to build a platform for a life worthy and meaningful to self and others. It was the first of its kind, where 32 visually impaired adults gathered to share, discuss and plan for their future�, said director of MCE, Bro KJ Jose.

�Experience is the best teacher and sharing of each one�s life would enrich the other. I also urge to build a common forum to facilitate the life of People With Disabilities (PWD) and to create awareness in the society about PWDs�, added Bro Jose.

Bro Jose said the event was an eye-opener for many to know that there is a separate register kept for PWDs in the employment exchanges.

The biggest inspiration to the alumni meet was provided by SDO of Dadangre, Ram Kumar who shared that his mentor and the biggest influence in life was a visually impaired person.

In order to create awareness and raise their voice for their rights, a forum � Disabled Person�s Organisation (DPO) for the Garo Hills region was formed.

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