The 5th Edition of “I’m Special” Calendar from Swarga Foundation was launched on 28.9.2019
The calendar features 12 couples who have looked beyond themselves as disability-rights activists, entrepreneurs, artists, writers, professionals, sportspersons, academicians and more.
Most of them have won accolades from the state and central governments. They also lead successful personal lives as a parent, spouse or sibling. They challenge the societal norms and are the harbingers of change.
The calendar was launched by K. Rajamani, District Collector, Coimbatore in the presence of J. Swarnalatha, Managing Trustee, Dr. Guru Prasad, Trustee, Swarga Foundation, Dr. R. V. Ramani, Founder and Managing Trustee, Sankara Eye Foundation and Sumit Sharan IPS, Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore.
Swarga Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals with Multiple Sclerosis and other neuro-muscular disorders by increasing awareness among the general public and thereby transforming the general attitude in society towards differently-abled individuals.
The first order of the calendar was made by Manoharan, NTA Noida.
Talking at the event K. Rajamani said this program has instilled hope in the hearts of not just differently abled but in everyone attending this function.
He said “as the District Collector he along with his team of officials are focused on improving the lives of poor and differently abled” and he will continue to work for their benefit.
Sumit Sharan IPS said, that the people he had witnessed today had certainly made a lasting impression. He mentioned that he felt immensely happy to be a part of the program and Coimbatore.
Stating that we as people shouldn’t be selfish in life, he said that so many have been responsible for the development of one individual and one should focus on what he could give back to society.
A fashion show ensued where the people featured in the calendar joined with their family and posed for a picture.