First lady visits orphanages
Srinagar, Aug 30: First Lady Usha Vohra today visited Orphanage Centre at Nishat and Chotay Taray Foundation Special School for Physically and Mentally Challenged Children at Kursoo, Rajbagh here today.
The First Lady, along with the Social Welfare Minister Sakina Ittoo visited the Markazi Fallahi Mastoorat of the Social Welfare Department at Ishber, Nishat and interacted with 23 orphan girls who are being provided free boarding and lodging and education facilities upto 10th class.
She announced that Raj Bhavan would provide financial support for the purchase of beddings and a TV set for the inmates. During her visit to the Markazi Fallahi Itifal where 55 orphan boys are putting up, the First Lady asked the Director Social Welfare Kashmir, H. A. Parray, to ascertain the availability of Computers under the Central Government’s Special Scheme for rural areas so that five Computers could be provided to them by the Raj Bhavan.
She appreciated talent of the boys and girls and asked them to take keen interest in studies to achieve excellence and wished them a bright future. .
Later, the First lady visited Chotay Taray Foundation-run Special School for Physically and Mentally Challenged Children at Kursoo, Rajbagh. She was informed that 60 physically and mentally challenged children are being provided facilities of speech therapy, behavioural modification, vocational training and education there.
She lauded the initiative of the Foundation, adding that such an effort would go a long way in making real difference in the lives of these children. She announced a support of Rs. 51,000 for the Foundation.
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