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Frames Film Festival’s Initiative to Discard the D-I-S in Disability

Frames Film Festival is the annual departmental fest initiated by the Mass Media Dept. of SIES (Nerul) College of Arts, Science and Commerce. 

On the 3rd of December 2019, team Frames took a day out to celebrate ‘International Day of Disabled Persons’ with children who have to live with their disabilities every single day. 

They collaborated with the ETC Centre for Disability to spend a day with the differently-abled kids. The team of Frames organized a bunch of fun activities that encouraged the children to showcase their skills, ranging from dance to gully cricket. Members of the Helen Keller Academy of Deaf and Blind were a part of the inauguration ceremony arranged by ETC which witnessed a spectacular welcome performance by the specially-abled kids. 

After the show, everyone took part in a silent but effective rally where uplifting slogans were held up on signboards in support of inclusivity of such differently-abled children. 

On returning back from the rally, the children were split into four groups- the visually impaired, the deaf and mute, the autistic, and the learning disabled. With the guidance of the volunteers (of team Frames) present there, they were encouraged to take part in various creative tasks like painting and singing. Famous Bollywood tracks were also played, and though the kids were hesitant to perform at first, they slowly started to enjoy themselves. All the iconic dance moves were nailed by them instantly. To end it all, the volunteers of Frames Film Festival arranged for a large banner on which all the kids glee-fully left their palm imprints in bright yellows and reds.

In conclusion, this initiative by Frames Film Festival was a highly successful one as it was initiated with a cause and ended on a strong note that disability shouldn’t be an obstacle rather an expression of ability in diversity. 

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