A Divyang student cannot instinctively acquire his native language and speech skills like a normal student. These students face many obstacles in social, mental, intellectual and educational development. The need for tours to overcome these obstacles inevitably arises. Mobility develops in blind students through travel. The imaginative power of students with disabilities thrives. The solid experiences of the place add to the vocabulary, the discipline can be gained from travel and socialization is created. For such auspicious purpose, Mamatamandir organizes inter-state and out-of-state tours once a year.
This year, a trip to Bengaluru, Mysuru and Coorg was organized for the students of Divyang. The tour had organized in two phase. in 1st phase 86 students and 24 staff members of Smt. M. K. Mehta School for the Visually Divyang, Maa Shravanvani School for the Hearing & Speech Divyang were joined in tour from 11-02-2020 to 18-02-2020 and in 2nd phase 126 students and 26 staff members of Maa Shravanvani School for the Hearing & Speech Divyang, Smt. I. R. Mehta Aanand Niketan & Bharat Belgium Maitri Prerit Vikalang Chhatralaya were joined in tour 18-02-2020 to 25-02-2020.
In Bangalore, students visited places such as Gabban Park, Balabhavan, Visweswariya Industrial, Technological Museum, Lalbagh, Shiva Temple, Jalaram Temple, Orion Mall. In Balabhavan, Divyang students watched the entire park by toy train. Students at the Technological Museum played a game. In Lalbagh, divyanga students observed the entire garden by a battery operated car. The next day, the students visited places like Srirangapatnam Venkateswara Temple, Tipu Sultan Palace (Dariya Bagh), Mysore Palace, Chamunda Hill, Vrindavan Garden. In which they enjoyed a musical fountain at Vrindavan Garden. At coorg, students visited places like Golden Temple, Elephant Park, Abbey Water Fall, King Street and Sunset Point.
Then students and staff members were came back to Palanpur by train from Bangalore. Throughout the tour the food, drink and living arrangements were excellent. The trip was successful with the donation of financially viable parents and voluntary donors. There was also good support from the staff involved in the tour.