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Special children with their educators at Paljor Stadium, Gangtok in Sikkim on Thursday
Special children with their educators at Paljor Stadium, Gangtok in Sikkim on Thursday|EastMojo image
SIKKIM

Here’s how special children made I-Day extra special in Sikkim

Students from school for speech and hearing impaired perform national anthem, patriotic song for the first time during Independence Day celebrations in Gangtok

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Gangtok: Children of a special school for speech and hearing impaired gave a special performance during Independence Day celebrations at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok, Sikkim on Thursday. The students were the special attraction during the celebrations as they showcased their love for the nation with their heart-touching performances.

While speaking with EastMojo, Norbu Doma, special educator of the school, said, “The students sang national anthem and the patriotic song, Mera mulk mera desh, in sign language. We got this opportunity for the very first time in 15 years. We are excited and thankful to the government, chief secretary and social welfare department for giving our children a wonderful opportunity.”

It was quite difficult to make the children practise two songs as we were informed just four days ago. But despite the time constraint, we all gave our 100% to put up a great show, she added.

The school was established in 2004 below Tamang Gumba, upper Sichey with three students. At present, there are 13 students between five and 12 years of age and 10 staffers. It’s a primary-level special school which follows the CBSE curriculum.

“More than 70 students have passed out from our school and are giving outstanding performances in the board examinations. Few have also got government and private jobs,” informed Norbu.