They talked and walked, sang and danced, exhibited and performed their hearts out for Pakistan. It was a “seeing is believing” kind of an exemplary and exhilarating Super Show of Special Kids with God-gifted talents echoing awesomely from the IoBM platform for the nation at large during “Jashn-e-Bahraan for Special Children 2017”.
What men at the helm of affairs, men of letters and man in the street speak or hear about ‘Unity, Faith and Discipline’ was literally practiced by our Special Children at the show. How tolerance, sympathy and fellow feeling are advocated by many a religious, political and social leader was demonstrated in letter and in spirit by our Special Kids at this Special Show.
When angel-like Special Kids sang “Lab pe aati hai dua, Qaumi Taranah, Is parcham ke saye talay, Dosti aisa nata and alike, the very earth and the skies, the very ambiance and the audience, the very young and the old sang with mesmerizing message of love, peace, trust, harmony and patriotism for Pakistan, our land of purity, promise and potential.”
It was a rare sight of mutual cheers blended with amazing creativity of arts and crafts, skits and tableau, music and melodies with lessons in love, peace and harmony for the ailing society. Special Kids enjoyed every bit of gift packs, food items, jumping castle, candy floss, ice creams, cartoon characters, magic show and musical melodies organized by the all-embracing IoBM hosts.
Among rare trendsetters for the nation were our own cute little Special Children, as for example, from Umeed Special Academy (USA), AURA Center for Cerebral Palsy (CP), Absa Higher Secondary School for the Deaf, THE EFFORT Centre for Special Children, victorious and laurel-winning Pakistan Special Olympics children and of other schools.
The message of caring and sharing, peace and tranquility, tolerance and cooperation as emanated from the innocence, creativity, fellow feeling and discipline from the Special Kids show overshadowed rampant mudslinging, leg-pulling, backbiting and blackmailing practices and echoes convincingly and hypnotically from Karachi to Khyber and all over Pakistan.
While it was a dream-come-true festivity for these Special Children with inspiring examples in positive thinking on the one hand, and food, fun and frolic on the other, positively unbelievable and commendable are the trainers, teachers and above all, parents of these Special Kids who rise over and above self as models of human sanctity, sacrifice and service.
IoBM Jashn-e-Baharaan for Special Kids depicted an aura of enchantment and enlightenment; charm, color and charisma; vim, vigor and vitality and tells us how to make the most of life by shunning pains, agonies and heartbreaks and start living anew with mutual cheers and happiness amid the blessings Allah has bestowed on us.
IoBM students of Public Relations, namely, Sidra Arif, Afsheen Qureshi, Sinan Shaukat Ali Charania, Sarah Janoo, Bushra Ali and Basla Sultan, played key roles on this occasion and coordinated this event amid the guidance of IoBM Public Affairs faculty and PR Section, full support of IoBM Management and technical, manual, hospitality and security assistance from IoBM staff.