Harneet Kaur is not interested in playing. There is a Montessori teaching aid placed on the desk in front of her, her assistant tells her to rotate the beads in the spiral rings to create the beautiful combination of colored beads but she pays no attention. Her assistant lifts her hand and helps her to rotate the beads but she pulls her hands away and stares into the open space. Her classmates look at her, willing to help her and the friendly ones want to communicate with her but she makes no response.
Harneet is 9-year-old, severely mentally challenged child. All her milestones were delayed and her IQ is just 22.
Her father is a truck driver and her mother is a housewife, she has two more siblings. Due to their poor financial condition, her mother is not able to pay her fees and she is placed under the sponsorship program which will fund her school fees, uniform and other activities.