Rotaract Club spreads joy among the specially-abled1 min read
Udupi: The Rotaract Club of Manipal visited Manasa, a school for the specially-abled, as part of their Community Contact Program on March 03. Around 15 members of the Club volunteered for the visit to Manasa, located off Shankarpura Post, about an hour’s drive from Manipal.
Stationeries like sketch pens, pencils and chart paper were provided to children to draw and express themselves. “It was heartening to see them waiting for us to arrive, with cheers and applause,” said Ajesh JM, a third year at the Mechatronics Department in Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), who was on his first trip to the centre. “Some of them were really beautiful with their sketches,” he added.
A cricket match between the members of Rotaract and some of the boys of the facility gave them a chance to display their skills of the game. It was fun and competitiveness fused together, according to Anish Saini, a third year at the Mechatronics Department student in MIT. “A game played well, and everyone won! You seldom get to see that happening,” he said.
Manasa is an umbrella organisation run by the St. John’s Evangelist Church, Shankarpura which has various facilities like rehabilitation centres and shelter homes under it, all housed around the sprawling acres of the Church.
All purchases were borne by the Rotaract Club itself through the funds collected from various events that were conducted throughout the year.
Sub-edited by Bhavya Balakrishnan