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Lakshmipat Singhania Public School (2018 CyberFair Project ID 8417)
India, Rayagada
Official Status: Final Project: Ready for Judging
Category: 2. Community Groups and Special Populations

We estimate 16 student(s) from 11 to 18 will work on this entry.

Description of Our Community: Jaykaypur An industrial township situated amidst plush green ambiance in a valley surrounded by scenic hills in the budding Rayagada district of Odisha in India. Rayagada is one of the remote tribal districts of Odisha which is known for its tribal communities like “Dongaria Kandha”, “Saura” etc. The civilization in and around Rayagada is mainly because of the major industrial establishments like JK Paper Mills - one of the most reputed paper mills of Odisha, Utkal Alumina International- a pioneer Aluminium Industry and IMFA(Indian Metal and Ferro Aloys). This place has a huge importance in terms of cultural and historical aspects as well. Whenever we think of Rayagada the first image that comes to our mind is that of a tribal dance or a tribal woman carrying a pot of water from the natural streams. But the recent past has witnessed significance development in this area because of the industries and business to cater the requirement of the employees in the industries. People from many diverse communities live here. In fact, there are so many diversities that the place may be called a Mini India. Our community is a perfect mixture of tribal societies and sofisticated industries. This intermixing has given rise to something new, something different. A visit to this place will let you fill your mouths with the taste of various delicacies from different parts of India. There is harmony among various religious and social groups and we all together live in peace. This outstanding cooperation makes Jaykaypur the perfect place to live in. Lakshmipat Singhania Public School is one of the best school in the Rayagada district for its quality education blended with an array of extra curricular activities.

Project Description: We are doing research on a group of "differently able children" who are studying in a school called "Gyanvardhini". Gyanvardhini is a school managed by a NGO called "SPARSH" under the aegis of JK Paper mills, Jaykaypur. The school has 30 mentally challenged children. The school is taking day care of those children along with their basic education and treatment. In our research we want to share with the world about the living conditions, social life, family life, professional life etc of the differently abled special population. Our motto behind the research and publish is to preserve the self esteem and dignity of the differently able people and unite our community to the global community. Its a small initiative that our stduents have taken through this project to bring change in the thought process of mainstream people towards such community.

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