Every year the children are trained to exhibit their best through performing arts. The culmination of all this training and hard work is seen when these kids take to the stage and perform. Each performance is of immense joy and a very proud moment for the students, teachers and every member of RDT.
Out of 101 children trained by RDT, who participated in National Cultural Festival organised at Chilakaluripeta, 11 were children with disabilities. The competition saw many students emerging with flying colours. But, RDT’s special children indeed stole the show.
Hearing-impaired children pursuing their special education at B.K. Samudram stood first in classical group dance, while a visually-impaired child, Reshma, bagged the second prize for singing with her sweet voice. The way the students connected with the audience, by the sincerity of their performances is commendable. While the emphasis remains on performing and not so much on the laurels brought home, RDT students have never failed to bring additional joy and raise the bar and beliefs of the organization.
“There is a belief that cultural training is the preserve of the well-off. RDT’s special students have proved that talent is not patented by anyone person, caste, or societal strata. RDT is to be appreciated for its initiative in tapping the rich cultural talent among these children and bringing them to limelight.”
Chief Guest, National Cultural Festival