Rejoicing in hope

As the world observed the Helen Keller Day, RMV here in the City chose to put together a cultural programme by the differently-abled children. The show was a run away success as the little angels made it clear that their spirits were not handicapped in anyway.

The children's enthusiasm, verve and energy stood out in every performance. Not a single note or step was out of the rhythm all through the show. What the kids in fact proved that with the right attitude no handicap really matters.

Ravi V Melwani, who has propagated the idea of Rejoice, Value Life and Make a Difference (RVM) says his idea of putting together such a programme was to offer space to people, especially those with some handicap to step forward and be part of the mainstream society.
“I think people need to step out of their plastic life and make the best of one’s life by striving to do something substantial and meaningful,” reasons Ravi and adds, “I know it’s too much to expect but people must learn to be happy and give those around them reasons to be happy as well.”

Ravi has instituted the Making a Difference (MAD) award from this year. It will recognise NGOs and individual’s contribution toward social causes. “The award is to motivate groups and people to make that highest difference to society,” says Ravi.

Among the NGOs that participated in the event are Home of Hope, Mother Teresa’s Home for Destitute, Mission to the Blind, Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, Karunashraya, Snehalaya, National Federation of the Blind and Accept.

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