EDISON, NJ (TIP): Edison Visionary Lions Club organized a cultural event at TV Asia auditorium on July 16th to raise funds to support Deepa Academy; a voluntary organization helping visually impaired children in India. Vision is something that is taken for granted because we can see the beautiful world around us. It is not the same for those who are deprived of it. Do they deserve pity? No. They deserve our understanding, encouragement and support in achieving the heights that normal people are capable of achieving.
The dance performance by Deepa Academy amply demonstrated this. The amazing Indian classical and non-classical dance performance led by dance coordinator Shweta and group of 4 visually impaired girls was a testimony that they just need the right empowerment, guidance, training and support to touch the pinnacle of success. It was an hour-long performance of precision and focus that captivated the viewers.
Deepa Academy has initiated an empowerment center in Bangalore for the differently abled and has been operational since June 2006. The academy is a registered voluntary organization working for the education and rehabilitation of the blind and the differently abled, with an aim to empower and make them independent. Their motto is Empowerment of the Girl Child, which is proven by the Academy’s determination to provide free education till B.S along with free accommodation and food. EVLC feels it is our duty to the community and we need to support the good Samaritans in every endeavor and challenge they take up.