Jammu and Kashmir: NGO hosts special art competition to mark Autistic Pride Day
Srinagar: A non-government organization (NGO) recently hosted a special art competition in Kashmir on Saturday to mark Autistic Pride Day.
The event was hosted by White Globe in collaboration with Hussaini sports club and the Indian army.
The activity was held with an aim to improve and encourage the abilities of all children also focused on getting them out of their homes to reduce the stress caused by the lockdown of almost two years now.
Sheikh Saba, the organizer of the event and the Chairperson of White Globe, told ANI, “Children both autistic and normal were not able to attend their schools and were not getting any special chance to come out of their homes for any kind of mental developmental related activity including art competitions.”
Talking about the immense talent the autistic children have, Saba said, “These kids have innate leadership qualities. They are special, yet a lot like us. They are super capable and are usually interested in vocational subjects like music. If we teach and treat them equally, they are capable of achieving a lot more.”