Bhopal: Awareness walk organised to mark World Autism Day

Arushi, in association with MP Tourism, We, Included and Global Shapers Bhopal, organised an awareness walk and a cruise on the Upper Lake to mark the celebration of World Autism Day. Students, teachers and volunteers were present on the cruise dressed in blue to support Autism and raise awareness about it. Children enjoyed the cool air and a beautiful sunset with dance and song. The initiative aimed to mainstream the acceptance of the capabilities of these children and their special needs to the society.

April 2 is celebrated as World Autism Day. Initiated by the United Nations to spread awareness about the diagnosis, treatment and the autism spectrum, it is now celebrated worldwide. Blue is the color associated with autism, as it signifies peace and calmness. Autistic kids usually undergo many sensory issues, and hence blue is the color which signifies peace and calm for them in a world which can often be very loud and challenging for them.

Denizens’ big thumbs up to #LightitupBlue
The celebrations of World Autism Day started in capital city a night before with the denizens embracing the international tagline #LightitupBlue. Aadhar Centre is spearheading the cause of increasing the awareness and promote inclusivity for every person with special needs extended their gratitude to the collector and civil administration for their gesture to this noble cause.

Aadhar Centre celebrated World Autism Day at Amer Bakery Hut with a gathering of more than 700.  A scintillating performance by children with special needs and their parents stole the hearts of the audience.  A mime by the Shadow group won huge appreciation from the gathering. Meri Awaz Suno a poetry music mime with extravaganza by people from different walks of life highlighting their struggles, hurt, anguish, fear and success was also presented on the occasion. On this occasion accomplished personalities and upcoming youth presented their talents and unconventional paths chosen.

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