Kathmandu, 24 December, 2017: Kathmandu University School of Management organized a special paralympics and health checkup on December 20 in their college premises. The children from Patan Community based Rehabilitation, Boudhik Apanga Balbalika Punarsthapna Kendra and Bal Deeksha Sadan School were facilitated by the program. Likewise, Nepal’s wheelchair basketball team had also been part of this event with the sole purpose of showcasing their sports skills despite their disabilities.
The medical checkup of the children was carried out by the doctors from Kathmandu University Dhulikhel Hospital which was followed by the talent shows of the children in form of dance and musical performances and painting.The active and enthusiastic children also participated in various sporting events. A special basketball match was held where the Nepalese wheelchair basketball team showed their unique but inspiring way of playing their favorite sport. Laxmi Kunwar and Nitesh Shah inspired and motivated the guests with their speech.
The major goal of the organizers was to conduct a recreational event for those special kids and to cherish and celebrate their courage and efforts. The event along with providing inspiration to all of Kathmandu University fraternity also raised awareness of regular health checkups among people thus promulgating the idea of ‘Health is Wealth’.
Nikhil Shakya, coordinator of the event shared, “This event provided the evidence that it is not our body but our mind and thoughts that determines our path towards success. We might have limbs in our body but without will power and courage to do something extraordinary in life; our limbs will provide us no special value addition. There exist no such disabilities and difficulties in life until and unless you give birth to them in your mind.”
The event was organized as a part of KUSOM Annual Festival where events like such help students from Kathmandu University reflect their sense of realization of social responsibility.
By: Mahima Poddar