Handicapped Development Welfare Association organized the 5th All Bengal Handicapped (Blind and Deaf) Chess Tournament recently. The occasion was graced by Debasish Kumar, Soham, Prasanta Banerjee, Aneek Dhar and others.
The organization was formed by Sawrabh Ghosh and the venture was supported by Behala Blind School. HDWA has initiated its own cricket team which won the East Zone Cricket Tournament of Deaf 2016 organized by the Jharkhand Deaf Cricket Association. Beside that the team participated in a cricket tournament held in Mumbai organized by the Viklang Kalyankari Organization kandivalie(E) in 2016. It has been four years they are into cricket, three years into football and five years into chess competition.
They have dealt with various kinds of activities inducing blood donation camp for the Thalassemia patients in which deaf and blind people also donated blood. They even organized religious festivals as Jagaddhatri Puja in association with the South Kolkata Bodhir Samity at Roy Bahadur Road, Behala for the last three years.
For this chess tournament participants came from Siliguri, Bardhwan, Chandannagar, Asansol, Murshibabad, and Kolkata.
HDWA has Debasish Kumar (MIC), Rituparna Sengupta, Saikat Mitra, Prasanta Banerjee as advisors of the organization while Aneek Dhar as the vice-president.
Connect with us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/sholoanabangaliana?ref=hl
Our You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2nKhJo7Qd_riZIKxRO_RoA
Ace Tollywood actors Prosenjit Chatterjee and Rituparna Sengupta were present at the charity show of the Welfare Society for the Blind. The duo inaugurated the event by lighting a lamp and also took part in the felicitation ceremony.
This annual Charity Show of this society is the major event for raising funds which supports the various works of this society. Founded in April 1970, the main aim of this society is to look after the welfare of the visually challenged without any distinction of caste, creed, gender and color. The society also trains and rehabilitates these individuals as supporting members of the community.
Speaking at the occasion, Prosenjit Chatterjee said “I feel privileged to come to this event and be a part of such an august gathering of people. The work that this institution had been doing is commendable and they deserve praise. I suddenly remembered a childhood incident. My father Biswajit Chatterjee organized a play for the Behala Blind School revolving around Mahanayak Uttam Kumar. I have still great relations with the school. If we continue doing such works as the institution is doing, then we all will be able to contribute something for the society”.
A book on Uttam Kumar was also released at the occasion by Prosenjit Chatterjee and he was given a copy by the visually impaired writer.
Actress Rituparna Sengupta said “I am glad I could come to this event. Thank you for calling me over. I will like to add that if there is any work that I can do for this institution, do let me know. I am always by your side”.
The charity show began with a grand musical event by the society’s students. This was later followed by fun satirical play Ramkrishna vs Vivekananda by the sightless group theatre Anyadesh.