Edu dept distributes wheelchairs, tricycles among specially-abled children

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SRINAGAR: The education department in collaboration with district administration Kupwara on Tuesday organized a programme for the distribution of wheelchairs and tricycles among specially-abled children in DC office complex Kupwara.
According to a statement issued here, the four-day camp was inaugurated by Additional District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Mohammad Yousuf Mir. On the occasion, 157 equipments were distributed among various specially-abled children.
Among others, Chief Education Officer, District Social Welfare Officer, and other officers were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, ADDC said that Specially-abled children deserve equal care as any other children for their growth and development. He further said that Provided opportunities and proper facilities, specially-abled children can realize their dreams and aspirations like any other person and there are ample examples to substantiate this fact.
CEO organises free distribution cum fitment camp
Chief Education Officer Srinagar on Tuesday organized a free distribution cum fitment camp under SSA in the premises of Zonal Education Office, Rainawari during which more than 200 specially-abled children were provided with free aids worth Rs 10 lakh.
Director School Education Kashmir Dr G N Itoo on the occasion said that the department is at forefront in providing quality education to these special children and the government is going to established one residential school each in Srinagar and Jammu for them in which they will be provided with quality education as well as residential facilities.
He said that these children are an important part of our society and it is our duty to help them. He deliberated upon all the concerned to implement these schemes on ground level in letter and spirit for the benefit of these children.
During the function these specially-abled children were provided with wheelchairs, smart can, smart phone, daisy player, MR kit, ADL kit, Hearing aids, braille kit and other aids. On the occasion the parents of these specially-abled children while expressing satisfaction over these types of events, asked for more facilities to be provided to them.
Joint Director Central Abid Hussain said that it is a matter of great pride and pleasure for us to help and guide these special children.
State Coordinator SSA TR Mangotra also spoke on the occasion and highlighted various aspects of this component of SSA.
Chief Education Officer Srinagar, Mudasir Kaleem Fazili appreciated the work done by SSA wing of his office.