Amritsar, August 17
With an aim to provide holistic development to special children after they faced disappointment in the quality of education being provided to their adopted intellectually disabled daughter, 12-year-old daughter Diljot Kaur, “Agosh” a ‘special’ school was founded by their founders.
The founders of the school, Kawaljit Singh and his wife Maninderjit Kaur, began the school in 2013 with just two students and now the strength of the students in the school is 61. Their daughter Diljot Kaur was abandoned by her own parents due to her disability.
Manjinder Kaur, principal of the school, said, “Diljot is the daughter of one of our close relatives. Her parents had abandoned her. We adopted her. Later, during her initial education, I felt there was lack of proper facilities. I was keen on making her self-independent. So this school was opened not just for her but for many like her. Diljot is the ray of hope for many”
“We did not know what life was till she came into our lives. She has changed us,” she added.
The school in the Model Town locality has six rooms. Special therapies are made available to the students.The school especially focuses on providing students learning of dance, music and other skill-based training. The students had performed at Attari during the special Independence Day function on August 15.
The duo had to give up their successful careers because of the kid and to devote their time to the school, which is being supported by donations and is under the Agosh holding hands society. Around 14 students are studying free of cost out of 61.
“We felt a certain attachment for Diljot. Our effort is to make them self-independent. We never leave a stone unturned to provide them correct exposure, added Kawaljit Singh, principal.