Dance is a language that speaks directly to the soul, without even needing to utter a single word. Josh foundation being one of the leading NGOs working with hearing-impaired children had taken an initiative to uplift their morale by organizing a dance competition under the umbrella of the “Azadi Ki Amrit Mahotsav” mantra. This event is supported by Dynacons, event partners were AMC and Kshitij. Many children who are underprivileged and have already been a part of Josh Foundation’s hearing-aid distribution participated in this competition to showcase their talent and the winners were awarded a cash prize to commemorate their victory.
Josh foundation has also supported over 1600+ hearing-impaired underprivileged children and is constantly coming up with new strategies to give these children the best technology and support so they can have a bright and successful future. The Chief Guest of the event was Jaaved Jaaferi, and during the prize distribution, he said. “It was a very humbling experience looking at how dance has united these kids. I’m really honored to have been getting this opportunity today to experience this in person. Thank you josh foundation for organizing such a wonderful event.”
When asked Actor and Judge Darsheel Safary about his experience, he said “Dance has always been an integral part of my life, and looking at the passion and dedication these kids were dancing and doing aerobatic stunts, makes me quite hopeful that dance as a career has a great future through them. Josh Foundation has been doing impeccable work and I look forward to coming to more events and showing my support to the cause.”
When asked Founder-Turstee, Dr. Jayant Gandhi to share a little about the work done by Josh Foundation, he mentioned, “Josh Foundation has been working with under-privilege hearing impaired children and till date have donated more than 1600+ hearing aids with help of our donors and patrons. We are working towards a mission that is to eradicate hearing impairment and spread awareness of screening the child right when they are born.
When asked to share some light on how are the winners going to be awarded? Ms. Devangi Dalal, the Founder-Turstee of the Josh Foundation says “The real motive behind organizing this dance competition was to help these children enroll in some creative activity and boost up their self-confidence. Our primary focus is always to support, encourage and empower these kids. Our kindness is only beautiful when we make these specially abled children equally inclusive in our society”.
The competition was held on Saturday, 28th January 2023 at Mukesh Patel Auditorium, NMIMS Institution (Vile Parle West). The competition was judged by Celebrity Actors, Jaaved Jaaferi and Darsheel Safary, and Bollywood choreographers, Kunjan Jani, Bhaumikk Shah, and Jainil Mehta. Winners of the event were honored with the trophy and Prizes respectively. Each participant was awarded a certificate and individual prizes.