A Team Outing of Different Kind

The next time you plan an outing with your team, you don’t have to pick a picturesque spot with serene settings with flowing water at the background. A trip to an orphanage or a school for the visually impaired could be equally enlightening, if not out and out entertaining.  As the SMEGOWEB Team did, you too could discover some stunning facts about children who are hard done by the life for no fault of theirs.

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SMEGOWEB decided to visit Chandan Lal Special Middle School at the outer reaches of Gurgaon, a commercial hub adjoining the capital of India. The sprawling school is spread over an area of over 6000 yards, donated by an Army Officer’s family for a noble cause. There is nothing that would indicate about the school being special; the students there go about their mundane tasks as any other, the only difference being they use their sixth sense a lot more frequently than their visually blessed counter parts and that sets them apart from the ‘not so specials’.

The team started off by distributing stuffs such eatables, juices and chocolates. That set the ball rolling as students soon started to jell well with the visitors. Needless to say, each one of the SMEGOWEB team was overwhelmed by their gratitude and minimalism. Each moment spent at the special school was cherished by one and all. The students can teach even the most learned of souls how easy it is to be happy in life. All we need to do is focus on what we have and not crib about what we don’t. So much more can be achieved in life just by focusing on virtues we are blessed with and working on them. That’s what I learned spending couple of hours at the orphanage. Moreover, the students there are epitome of tenacity and mental strength. Can you imagine doing things that the innocent souls did with eyes

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closed? That would send shivers down the spine of even the strongest and the resolute. SMEGOWEB is thankful to the Special Middle School for providing an opportunity to witness life from close quarters and understand the lesser privileged children.

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