Sapney Team felt proud on being invited by AICB (ALL India Confederation for Blind) for the Dance Competition by the Visually Challenged .
An innovative and most absorbing display of skill and talent was witnessed at Shah Auditorium, Delhi, when competitors from all over the country vied vigorously with one other. What was so special?The competitors were all visually challenged; the event: An All India Dance Competition.
The assumption that visually challenged people can excel in sedentary activities alone was disrupted when the Amway Opportunity Foundation & All India Confederation of the Blind organized this nationwide dance competition. Over 110 competitors from 15 institutions across India congregated at the auditorium in Delhi.
Open to both boys and girls, the competition consisted of both solo and group dance performances. Dance forms included classical, folk and freestyle.
The performances were adjudged by a jury of eminent dance specialists and Mangat Ram Singhal, Minster for Social Welfare in the Delhi Government, handed out prizes to the winners.
The budding artists left the audience spellbound with their graceful movements, expressive gestures and rhythmic action. This was the first All India Competition of its kind in the country, but hopefully not the last!
We enjoyed the show a lot. The winners in freestyle dance group were kids from AICB Captt. Chandan Lal School for blind. The same place where we visited in 2007. Check out Pandey Ji. Sweet little kid who sang a poem for us at that time was the lead dancer in the dance group.