“ Disabilities are yet another manifestation of global diversity. Let us be committed to the fundamental principles of dignity and equality for all human beings.”

 

As advocated by Guru Rabindranath Tagore, the school strongly believes in equality in society and dignity of each individual .  In keeping with this belief, a new social project has been initiated this year to sensitise the students regarding individuals with intellectual disabilities and how to enable and empower them to get their due respect and right place in society.


On 10th May ‘2018, a discussion was held in the school by the ten initial members of ‘The Youth Activation Committee’, now called ‘Team Saksham’.  The team Saksham, comprising of students of class IX, not only interacted with the students with intellectual disabilities, but also had a meeting with the members of the Special Olympics Bharat team, under the stewardship of Ms. Uma Chopra (TGT Hindi) and Ms. Ayesha Vij (Project Director). Our school students suggested some unified sports and other activities, to be especially organised by the school .

 

Team Saksham firmly believes in Supporting, Valuing and Advocating Inclusion.

Workshop was organised for the sports coaches of different schools under Special Olympics Bharat (Delhi) on 31 July 2019

First session was conducted by Ms. Pooja Bakshi, School Counsellor, on the basic understanding of intellectually disability and other disorders in school going children. This was followed by a session held on physical training and coaching of children with special needs for different sports which was conducted by Mr. Praveen Chaudhary HOD Sports at TIS.

"Asian Football Week" under Special Olympics Bharat was celebrated in school on 23 July 2019
Youth Activation Program under Special Olympics Bharat held on 12 July 2019

On 12 July 2019, 30 students of our school of classes VIII and IX  got the opportunity to interact and  know more about Special Olympics Bharat (SOB). The fortunate students were overjoyed to know that they would be able to spend time with the intellectually disabled students. They spent their day by playing games and conversing with intellectually disabled students. The students of Tagore International School had a great time in the Youth Activation Programme.

Mr. Parveen Kumar ,HoD Physical Education attended Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019 held at Abu Dhabi,UAE from 02March 2019 to 22 March 2019 as a Head Coach
School bagged the 'Distinction Award' by Special Olympics for the year 2018-19

School proudly and humbly received the award by Special Olympics  for achieving National Standards of a Unified Champion School for the year 2018-19.

DISHA- an event organised by students of Team Saksham ,TIS,VV & SOB at Inderpuri on 09 December 2018
Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar along with Special Olympics Delhi organized an unified event on Sunday 9 December 2018 in C park, Inderpuri.
The event comprised  of friendly competitions and games such as the painting competition for which the topic was "Inclusion" and prizes were given to best paintings. Power lifting was also a part of the event in which the children were supposed to lifts weights. "Bochi" a unified game was played and people enthusiastically participated in it.
The people from the neighbourhood area energetically became a part of the event and enjoyed it. There was also an art exhibition and the money received by selling those paintings was given to "Special Olympics Delhi" to empower the lives of the intellectually disabled.
Together, Tagore International School's team "Saksham" and Special Olympics Delhi organization look forward to organizing many more such events and create awareness to as many people possible and gather support to work towards the cause.

Tagoreans with special kids at Thyagraj Sports Complex on Tuesday 20 November 2018 for a friendly football match with Mr. Sachin Tendulkar on the occasion of World Children's Day
Special race for the students was organised on the occasion of Junior Sports Day in school on 16 October 2018
Ms. Uma Chopra, TGT Hindi was invited to parent and sibling workshop organised by Special Olympics at Singapore on 29 and 30 September 2018
Ms. Uma Chopra was invited to the parent and sibling workshop organized in Singapore by Special Olympics on 29 and 30 September 2018.The workshop consisted of people  from the Asia-Pacific region and it was all about encouraging and including the people having intellectual disabilities in the society.
 
The workshop was fun and interactive with parents and siblings of the athletes and the youth leaders .

Football National Coaching Camp at Bhubaneswar from 01 Sept.-06 Sept.2018
Preparatory Camp for Unified Football at World Summer Games 2019

Mr. Parveen Kumar, HoD (Physical Education Deptt.) attended a Preparatory Camp at Rajasthan from 19 June -24 June 2018 as a coach for Unified Football  for World Summer Games 2019 at Abu Dhabi ,UAE.

An interactive session was organised under Special Olympics Bharat on 17 May 2018

At the outset and as a way of encouragement, Team Saksham organised  a unified sports event on 17th May’2018, where the school’s football team played a match with the special guest students. This was followed by High-tea, for which the snacks were prepared by the students themselves. The programme culminated with a musical event. The students not only enjoyed this mutual enriching interaction, but reiterated their belief that Inclusion works.

First  Preparatory Camp at Bhopal from 05 March-10 March 2018 

Mr.Parveen Kumar ,HoD(Physical Education) & student ,Mathew Malsawmsanga attended the first preparatory camp for World Games 2019 .They attended the camp as probable coach and athlete respectively .