Achieving new heights

Achieving new heights

img_022112 year old Somansh Shukla is hearing impaired, low IQ ed and has a slow speech. Somansh, Athlete from UP,  won a Silver medal in 400mtr Walk at the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015, having tirelessly worked towards it. Years back, his father was unable to reason his inability to cope with studies until he got his IQ assessed. It was in 2013 that he joined SO Bharat in Athletics. His confidence now is pushing him towards achieving greater heights. He would like to Coach other athletes.“ Somansh’s confidence amazes me. He is so comfortable, calm and moves about with so much ease. The exposure has done wonders” says Poonam Chaubey, Principal Greater Valley School, Greater Noida. Nishant Sharma, his Coach shared the same viewsimg_0228 Somansh enjoys the time that he spends at his school. He loves to cook and do a lot more creative stuff.

His father is overwhelmed by Somansh’s achievements and felicitations. Recently he was felicitated by Mr. Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. On 3 September 2015 at a function held at Greater Valley School Somansh’s victory was celebrated.  Ms. Poonm Chaubey principal of the school  repeats her amazement at the change that she’s observed in him.  On receiving the SO Bharat plaque she told her students that it will inspire them to do more and more for Samarth, the Special wing at Greater Valley.

Greater Valley is an integrated school with 900 students and 60 Special students. The special wing was the brain child of the principal who once observed two children noticeably restless and inattentive.

Understanding this as a condition requiring special care she approached Special Educators, Occupational therapists and commenced the process of creating a separate department altogether.

Greater Valley is now preparing itself for getting involved in playing a larger role in promoting Social Inclusion by creating Special Olympics Youth Leaders!

requiring special care she approached Special Educators, Occupational therapists and commenced the process of creating a separate department altogether.

Greater Valley is now preparing itself for getting involved in playing a much larger role in promoting Social Inclusion by creating Special Olympics Youth Leaders!