Triveni was a merger of two projects, one being ‘Triveni’ itself and the other being ‘Inclusive Sports Event’. Both the events were done in order to promote knowledge about the hardships faced by disabled Individuals in Nepalese society as well as showcase their abilities.
Theme: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Date : November 26, 2022
Club: Interact Club of Golden Gate Int’l College
Venue : Bouddha and Patan
Hosted/participated: As a host club
Joint/ Individual: Joint Project
Area of focus: Basic Education and Literary
Motive: To showcase the ability of disabled people
Avenue: Community Service Avenue
Triveni was a merger of two projects, one being ‘Triveni’ itself and
the other being ‘Inclusive Sports Event’. Both the events were
done in order to promote knowledge about the hardships faced by
disabled individuals in Nepalese society as well as showcase their
abilities. We held Inclusive Sports Event in 23rd July, 2022 at
Patan Durbar Square followed by Triveni held at Bouddha on
26th November, 2022, where disabled people competed with abled bodied people.
- To promote involvement of disabled individuals in sports
- To promote knowledge of hardships faced by disabled
individuals in Nepalese society
- To highlight the ability of disabled individuals
The first phase of Triveni was ‘Inclusive Sports Event”. For this
event, we gathered volunteers, coordinated the event, wrote and
practice a drama related to disability to further spread our
The event was held in Patan Durbar Square, which is a popular
heritage site, so, a crowd of onlookers had already gathered
around us as we set up the event, and we invited them to open
floor table tennis matches to get a firsthand experience with the
disabled players. We hoped to help them see on their own that
disabled people are capable in their own ways and are not totally
different from able bodied people. After the open floor matches,
we performed our dama which drew a huge crowd of onlookers.
We knew this event had achieved what we set out to do when the
onlookers were so touched by the event that they eagerly asked us
when and where its continuation would take place. At the end of
the Inclusive Sports Event, we Interactors played some matches
with the players.
The matches were exhilarating and competitive
and helped us realize that whether someone’s disability is
physically obvious or not, disability doesn’t define anyone’s
existence. Being disabled doesn’t mean being unable; it just means
being able in a different way. And we saw this same belief that
grew in us then reflected in the eyes of the onlookers and the
people who we helped get firsthand experience of playing with the
disabled players. Our efforts helped the people of our society
eliminate the negativity about disability by highlighting their
abilities and capabilities, and we couldn’t have asked for more.
That day helped us shape our own perceptions of ourselves, each
other, and Interact as a whole.
It inspired us to be changemakers
and contribute more to the people around us. It sparked a change
in us. Change begins from within and spills outward. If we march
together, we can help the world see the beauty in our diversity, the
indispensability of equity, and the necessity of inclusion
Feedbacks of attendees:
- The event was exciting, although the hall was congested.
Conclusion: Overall, both the event was productive and we achieved what w aimed for.