JK Governor for empowerment of physically challenged persons



Srinagar, October 11(Scoop News) -   On the invitation of  N. N. Vohra, Governor, and Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady, physically challenged children of the Special Help Line School, functioning under the aegis of the Humanity Welfare Organisation HelpLine, Bijbehara, Anantnag, visited the Raj Bhavan, here today.


            The Governor, speaking on the occasion, discussed with  Javed Ahmad Tak, Hony Chairman, Humanity Welfare Organisation Helpline, Bijbehara, Anantnag, about the adequacy of infrastructure so far created for the training and education of these differently abled children at the Special Helpline School. As in the past two years, the Governor assured that further help would be provided for better facilities being made available to the differently abled children.      

            Earlier, the children were introduced to the Governor and the Lady Governor who interacted with the children, hosted them Lunch and wished them a bright future ahead.   

            The specially abled children presented a captivating cultural programme. They also demonstrated their laudable skills in various sports activities, including tug of war, musical chairs and communicating through sign language. They also presented a welcome song at the commencement of the programme.   

             Javed Ahmad Tak, Hony Chairman, Humanity Welfare Organisation Helpline, Bijbehara, Anantnag, said that it was consecutively for the past three years that differently abled children have been visiting the Raj Bhavan. He thanked the Governor for taking keen interest in the welfare and empowerment of the differently abled persons in the State, adding that it was because of his keen interest that persons with various disabilities have been provided employment in different departments. He also expressed his gratitude to the Governor for making the Raj Bhavan disabled-friendly with the provision of ramps and a special toilet for the physically challenged. He hoped that this would serve as a model for others to emulate to facilitate the access of physically challenged.

             Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary to the Governor, was present on the occasion.   

            Special educators of differently abled children and functionaries of the Humanity Welfare Organisation Helpline accompanied the children on their visit to Raj Bhavan.