A visit to Sneha Kiran- Mysore Spastic Society, was organized by the Department of Management and Commerce, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru Campus, on January 11, 2018, as a part of the philanthropic activity for semester IV students of BBM. This society provides a comprehensive package of services to children of 4-16 years of age, who are suffering with cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation and learning disabilities. One of the chief objectives of this society is to facilitate spastic children into mainstream education and future independence.
For this purpose, the society provides a special vocational training programme based on the abilities of the child which aims towards profitable employment at a later stage in their lives. This visit sensitized the students about the involvement of spastic societies towards mentally challenged children who are facing neuron muscular and developmental disability. Students became aware of the problems faced by such children and developed compassion for them and appreciated the efforts of this NGO in bringing such children towards conventional education. Students also brought and cut a cake along with the children and spent valuable time with them which made the students realize the difficulties of those children and thereby develop empathy towards them.