The Indian Council for Mental Heath’s Skills and Ability Schools celebrated their Annual Function on December 16, 2018. The theme for the annual day was “Gratitude with a Loving Heart”, which was presented very creatively by the students of both the Schools. The theme gratitude was chosen as we believe the benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they are thankful for, experience more positive emotion, feel more energetic, express more compassion and kindness and even have stronger immune system.
The students put up a spectacular show which was poignant and stirring, with each group displaying gratitude to the various people who are selflessly involved as partners and well-wishers of the special School. The program commenced with gratitude expressed to the Almighty, followed by performances expressing gratitude to mothers, friends, caretakers, farmers, soldiers and parents. A play on being sensitive towards a special child made the audience emotional and realize, how different each of us are in our own way.
Prize distribution ceremony was conducted to felicitate and recognize the talent of staff, volunteers and students in various fields.
The event closed by a thank you song which was presented by our children emphasizing that gratitude need not be reserved only for momentous occasions.