Specially-abled Children get financial assistance of Rs 3.70 lakh

SRINAGAR, OCT 25: In furtherance of its continuing endeavour to support deserving institutions in the arena of school education, health care, disability and those involved in promoting cultural and spiritual objectives, Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, has, on the direction of Governor N N Vohra, who is Chairman of the Shrine Board, provided financial assistance of about Rs 3.70 lakh to Abhedanandan Home, an institution for Specially-abled Children, located at Ram Bagh, Srinagar.
Earlier, the Governor had hosted the Specially-abled children and their teachers at Raj Bhavan and, in the course of his interactions with the Principal of the School, learnt about the urgent need for funds for meeting certain infrastructural requirements, the lack of which was adversely affecting the development of the children, particularly the lack of Group Hearing Aid Devices for those being treated for hearing impairments. The Principal had also informed the Governor about the difficulties being caused for the lack of essential furniture like chairs, benches, white-boards etc.
It is pertinent to mention that Abhedanandan Home is the oldest and the only such institution in the Valley which imparts education to children who suffer from hearing and vision impairments. Presently there are 60 students in this School, with hearing impairments, who urgently need help.