The definition of success is subjective.
What is success?
Success for traditional academic institutions is the number of students that have graduated from their institute, or the number of students that have achieved academic brilliance in examinations.
Success at Purti(school for slow learners and children with learning disabilities) is not defined by traditional means, and is not bound by viewpoints held by the general public. Success for us is that our students know the tradition of offering popcorn into the Lohri fire, how to buy a boarding token at the metro, know how to shop for grocery, know how to interact with members of society.
The general populace doesn’t consider the above-mentioned development milestones as successes, but at Purti(school for slow learners and children with learning disabilities) these micro developmental milestones are as important to us as macro developmental milestones.
Students of Purti(school for slow learners and children with learning disabilities) have been applauded and awarded wherever they have participated, and almost always aced all competitions. From drawing, to dancing, to performing arts like theatre and sports competitions, students from Purti(school for slow learners and children with learning disabilities) have always excelled in every extracurricular activity. Student Athletes from Purti(school for slow learners and children with learning disabilities) have regularly participated in various Sports Meets organized at the zonal, state, national and International levels by the Special Olympics.
Delhi state government and the Sports Authority of India have given cash awards to two of our student athletes for exceptional performance in cycling and cricket.
- Rajdeep, one of our student athletes was featured as an ace cricketer in Beijing, Special Olympics 2007. Only seven student athletes out of the whole world were featured in this program, and Rajdeep was one of them.
- Ankush Singhal, a student of the school has been selected to travel to Greece under the Special Olympics program of the government for the sport of rushi.
Over 30 students who have learning difficulties have graduated from the school after clearing the 10th and the 12th grade examinations through the national open schooling system. The renewed belief of parents in their children and the self belief of children after clearing these examinations is Purti’s biggest success.