District Level Literary Competitions for the Differently Abled

In commemoration of 125th Anniversary of Ramakrishna Mission & 75th Anniversary of Indian Independence (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav), the Faculty of Disability Management and Special Education, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI), Coimbatore Campus organised a District Level Literary Competitions for the Differently Abled on 26.08.2022.

The event started by invoking the blessings of Holy Trinity at FDMSE Yoga Hall at 10.45 am. The welcome address and introduction to the competitions was presented by Dr. S. Parween, Assistant Professor, FDMSE. Revered Swami Buddhidananadaji Maharaj, Deputy Controller of Examination, RKMVERI, Coimbatore Campus graced the occasion and blessed the participants.

The detailed of the competitions are given below:

S.No Competition Type of Disability Category Theme
1 Speech Competition Students with Visual Impairment Category I – 6th – 8th Standard (English & Tamil)
Category II – 9th to 12th Standard
Category III –UG & PG Level (English & Tamil)
*Swami Vivekananda’s influence on Indian freedom fighters

*Precursor of Indian Freedom Movement: Swami Vivekananda

*Swami Vivekananda’s message to the youth on patriotism


2 Slogan Competition Students with Hearing    Impairment Category I – 8th to 10th Standard

Category II – Post Matric Level


Drawing Competition

Students with Hearing Impairment Category I – 8th to 12th Standard



Colouring Competition

Students with Intellectual Disability Category I – Secondary Level (11 to 14 years) National Integration

The competitions were held at various venues from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. A total of 102 students with disabilities from 20 schools and colleges of Coimbatore District participated in the event (Students with Visual Impairment -18, Students with Hearing    Impairment – 59, Students with Intellectual Disability – 25).

Revered Swami Garishthanandaji Maharaj, Administrative Head, RKMVERI, Coimbatore Campus, Swami Dhinathanandaji Maharaj, Assistant Administrative Head, FDMSE –RKMVERI along with Heads of Vidyalaya Institutions visited the event and encouraged the participants.

A panel of judges evaluated the performances of the participants and accordingly best performers were selected from the respective category of each competition. The Prize distribution event held at 2.15 pm at Yoga Hall FDMSE. Revered Swami Nirmaleshanandaji Maharaj, Assistant Secretary, Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Coimbatore graced the occasion and distributed Prizes to the winners of various competitions. Sixteen winners of various competitions received a Cash prize of Rs.500/-, a memento (vocational products prepared by children with intellectual disabilities) and a Certificate of Award. The Participation Certificates were given to all other participants who participated in the competitions.

Lunch was provided to all the participants (102) and their escorts (45) (In-charge Teachers and Parents). The event ended successfully with blessings of Holy Trio.