Ex-NCERT employee with special needs goes on mission to promote inclusive education in J&K
Ex-NCERT employee with special needs goes on mission to promote inclusive education in J&K

May 23rd, Srinagar: Sagar Parasri, 60, a former employee of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), has begun on a unique adventure through the UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

His objective is making a significant influence on schools and students, encouraging a community that values diversity, and appreciating the intrinsic worth of every person, regardless of their talents.


Sagar visited many educational institutions, including the Shafaqat Rehabilitation Centre in Chhotey Taare and the Iqra High School in Bemina, where he interacted with children and stressed the need of living in peace.

On Monday, Sagar Parasri met with the personnel of the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), which was headed by Joint Director (Central) Fayaz Ahmad Fayaz.

The Director of the Inclusive and Special Education Wing, Rubeena Salma, presented Sagar, noting his outstanding contributions to peace-building and inclusive education.

Sagar talked passionately about his experience throughout his speech, underlining that his physical impairment did not dull his resolve. He underlined his unwavering dedication to inspiring and encouraging others in similar situations, advising them not to bow to cultural, psychological, or physical constraints.

He reminded the audience of the value of life and urged them to appreciate nature’s charms. Sagar encouraged people to reject negative thinking, narrow-minded viewpoints, and discriminatory actions towards children with special needs in order to promote social reform.

“By nurturing inclusivity, these children have the potential to blossom into individuals with a profound sense of self-worth,” he said, adding that “by upholding equal rights and opportunities for all, we not only empower disabled individuals to unlock their full potential, but we also promote social progress and innovation.”

Joint Director Fayaz Ahmad expressed respect for Sagar’s extraordinary courage and constant devotion to his task.

“Disabilities, in any form, serve as a testament to the resilience and extraordinary capabilities inherent in human beings, frequently surpassing the achievements of those considered ‘normal,'” Fayaz remarked. “It is critical to recognise the remarkable accomplishments that can emerge when we value the unique strengths and potential of people with disabilities, emphasising the importance of inclusivity.”

Sagar has engaged with over 2.5 million pupils throughout the course of his three-decade career, sharing his stories and promoting his message of inclusivity.



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