Odisha News Insight

Two Mentally Challenged Children Make Odisha Proud

Priyaranjan and Dadhichi are two students of ‘Children’s Home’ run by Open Learning System (OLS) in association with Special Olympics. Being different from the normal couldn’t deter earning them national-level awards and help make their own identity.

Dadhichi, a student of Class VIII has won a gold medal in swimming and has also secured third position in an art competition in the programme Surabhi. Dahichi was orphaned from a very tender age.

Priyaranjan, also a student of Class VIII secured the third position in a song competition in the programme Surabhi. Earlier, he had secured second position in a drawing competition organised by the Indian Council for Child Welfare in 2014. He is equally proficient in swimming and already won a silver medal for the same.

Both of them have been guided and trained by OLS secretary Dr Tapas Rath and executive officer Prakash Rath and Arpita Mohapatra.