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A special initiative for special children

Jol Porey Pata Norey celebrates a year through cultural workshops

Musa Ibrahim shares his mountaineering stories. Photo: Atl Aakash

The monthly children's magazine “Jol Porey Pata Norey”, the only magazine of its kind to be published also in Braille (tactile-type for the visually-impaired) - are celebrating one year of publications through three day programmes at the capital's Bengal Shilpalaya titled “Icche Dana” with children who are visually, speech and hearing impaired.

The first two days of the event, on January 29 and 30-- featured drawing, painting and drama workshops for speech and hearing impaired children, conducted by artist Shubho Saha, theatre actor Dr. Khondokar Tazmi Noor and Anisul Haque Barun, while visually-impaired children took part in music and sculpture workshops facilitated by sculptor Tejas Haldar, and singers Jhuma Khondokar and Kamal Khalid. Nearly 150 students from the Baptist Mission School and Special Education Center, Jaan-e-Alam government school, Oroni Bidyaloy and Kisholoy School participated in the workshops.

Professor Mahmudul Haque, artiste Kanak Chapa Chakma and Bangladeshi Everest-conquering mountaineer Musa Ibrahim were advisors at the workshops. Musa Ibrahim also shared stories with the children, much to their joy.

The event will come to a close today through a cultural programme and art and sculpture exhibitions by the participants at the Bengal Shilpalaya.

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