Where there's a 'wheel', there exists a way

Disabled children enact scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharata


Lord Krishna also used a pair of crutches; he accompanied Arjuna who was on a wheelchair.

A team of 10 youngsters with disabilities, enacted mythological characters from Ramayana and Mahabharata effortlessly on stage on the concluding day “Design for all - Usability,
Accessibility and Creativity” conference here on Sunday. The programme ended with a blast with children from Ability Unlimited Foundation performing amazing art and dance show organised by USID Foundation.

What’s more, the team has been re-enacting these characters all over the world. “Dance can have healing effect on ‘differently-abled’ people and each time they perform on stage, these children come alive and give in their 100 per cent dancing on their wheelchairs,” said Guru Syed Sallauddin Pasha, founder and artistic director of Ability Unlimited Foundation.

Underprivileged

These disabled children, mainly physically challenged and hearing impaired, come from underprivileged background but have managed to turn their wheelchair into chariot and performed “Mahishasura Mardini”, Ramayana and Mahabharata’s Bhagavadgita scenes, apart from Bharathanatyam, yoga, martial arts, Sufi song ‘Kwaja Mere Kwaja’, ‘Jai Ho’ and ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’, composed by A R Rahman.

Therapeutic theatre

Ability Unlimited Foundation is the world’s first therapeutic theatre for persons with disabilities has performed many shows in India and abroad. Guru Syed Sallauddin Pasha is also a recipient of the National award from the President of India for outstanding performance in the field of empowerment of persons with disability.  

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