National, December 2021: SAI International Education Group, one of the leading educational institutions of India, today observed the International Day of Persons with Disability with great spirit and reverence. Dr. Sruti Mohapatra, Executive Founder Swabhiman, (State Disability Information and Resource Centre), Odisha graced the occasion as the keynote speaker. The day was observed in association with Swabhiman and students from SAI International School and SAI International Residential school participated in the day-long activities.
“Let’s talk about disability, inclusion, and accessibility, and let’s embrace differences & celebrate diversity”, said Dr. Sruti Mohapatra, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer, Swabhiman. The leading crusader for disability rights, Dr. Sruti Mohapatra’s relentless struggle, and never-say-die-attitude have been a source of huge inspiration for all those who are facing discrimination delivered enlightening and encouraged equity and equality to be maintained with all.
The day started with a welcome address by Principal Secondary SAI International School, Shri Prakash Sahoo emphasizing on creating a society that is inclusive empathetic, and compassionate. The day unfolded with the understanding of disability, busting the myths and presenting the facts, followed by a highly invigorating interactive session with stimulating activities with the students. Children also learned some sign languages and shared their experiences. Students had an overwhelming experience by hearing out the specially-abled children.
While addressing the gathering Dr. Sruti Mohapatra profoundly remembered Founder Chairman, late Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo and said, “Dr. Sahoo not just started a School but has initiated a thought process to make the students of SAI International agents of change for an inclusive, accessible, and diverse society leading the world towards a sustainable planet”.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Silpi Sahoo, Chairperson, SAI International Education Group said,” Accessibility is not only an issue that applies only to people with disabilities – it is an issue that affects everybody. Disability of mind is worse than the disability of body, therefore training the mind young with positivity will make the world a better place to live in with diversity”.
About SAI International Education Group:
SAI International a leading educational group began a pioneering revolution in the K-12 and undergraduate educational scenario of Odisha. The group is led by the Founder& Mentor, Lt Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, a passionate Edupreneur, pursuing his dreams for the enhancement of the education sector. It encompasses SAI International School, SAI Angan, SAI International College of Commerce, and SAI International Residential School. The group strives to be one of the finest centers of learning and knowledge in the country, creating world-class leaders endowed with Indian values and a global outlook.