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Banwarilal Purohit attends the annual day and silver jubilee celebrations at GRIID-31

The month-long silver jubilee celebrations of Government Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilities (GRIID), Sector 31 C, Chandigarh, concluded today with a grand function in its premises. Sh. Banwarilal Purohit, Governor Punjab and Administrator UT Chandigarh was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Dr Jasbinder Kaur, Director-Principal Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32 cum Director GRIID welcomed and introduced the Chief Guest.

The Administrator released the silver jubilee celebrations souvenir and documentary film of GRIID. Governor was gifted painting made by GRIID students on this occasion. Sh. Purohit also felicitated the Group performance winners of GRIID who had won first prize in yoga competition, Bhavan Vidyalaya in dance competition, and Post Graduate Govt College sector 11 in inter-college cultural (group dance) competition. The winners of table tennis women doubles and badminton boys doubles in sports competition, vocal group performance winners of GRIID for music competition and MCM DAV college Sector 36 for inter-college cultural (group music) competition were also felicitated.

In his address, Sh. Purohit congratulated GRIID for completing month-long celebrations of its silver jubilee and appreciated GRIID for its commendable work for persons with intellectual disability in northern region as evident from the list of achievements. The Administrator said, “I am glad to participate in the silver junilee celebrations of the GRID. GRID is one of a kind of institution in North India. I am aware that the dedication and hard work of the staff has made this institution reach its pinnacle. I have been apprised that more than 400 students are studying at GRID and are also participating in para olympics. Many of its students have brought laurels for the institution, for the city and for the country. I am happy that today we are celebrating 25 years of GRID’s efforts to make the lives of mentally disabled better and enhance their inclusivity. I wish the best for all future endeavours. One should be respected and has the right to live life with dignity”. Sh. Purohit emphasized that no one has a right to scold children or get angry with them.

A series of events were organised during the month long silver jubilee celebrations such as yoga, dance, music, and inter-college cultural competition, assessment camps for persons with Intellectual disabilities, international conference for accessible and equitable intervention for persons with Intellectual disabilities, workshops for teachers, and nukkad natak by college students.

The event ended with a vote of thanks from Dr Priti Arun, Joint Director GRIID. Sh. Dharam Pal, Advisor to the Administrator; Sh. Ajay Chagti, Secretary Medical Education and Research; Sh. Praveer Ranjan, DGP, Sh. Jaspal Sharma, Administrative Officer GRIID, Smt. Vandana Singh, Officiating Principal ; Dr Reena Jain, Clinic Incharge, Dr Ravi KM, college course co-ordinator, and officials of Chandigarh Administration and GRIID were also present during the event.

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