It has been a practice for some years now that before the beginning of any movie in a theatre, it starts with the National Anthem. One recent video being played is the Silent National Anthem where deaf and dumb children sing the national anthem in their own style. We met one of these little wonders who is a students of Hellen Keller Institute in Mhape, Shezeen Shaikh. This little child is like everyone else, her interests are like everyone else but she cannot speak or hear.
Sharing about Shezeen, her teacher Saraswati Saidham says that she is a very hard working child who has a keen interest in all activities. She goes on to add that it is the competitive spirit of the child that makes her stand out. An emotional Saida Shaikh, Shezeen’s mother says she is proud of her daughter. We also caught up with Sehzeen Shaikh who with her signs shared about how the shooting experience was fun with children of many institutes coming together.
Her message to her peers is to not fear anything, be free and live life to the fullest. Like Shezeen, there are several other hidden talents in these specially abled children who just need that one sign of boost and push to stand up on their own. The silent National Anthem shows this ability of the children who through their actions evoke a strong sense of patriotism and feeling of being alive, making it hard for anyone to not get affected. With cameraperson Santosh Bodhare, Ganagsingh Rajpurohit for NMTV News.