Special aids distributed among specially-abled students at KU

University of Kashmir’s department of students welfare organized one-day special aids and appliances distribution camp for specially-abled students, on Monday.

The camp was attended by 50 students who were provided different aids and appliances by vice chancellor, Prof Talat Ahmad. The equipments included motorised wheel chairs, manual wheel chairs, elbow crutches and long crutches, which shall make such students independent to move freely in and around the campus.

Registrar, KU, Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir informed the students that the varsity has designated DSW for the welfare of the students and all legitimate and significant queries shall be forwarded to the office of DSW for redress.

The DSW, Prof Raies A Qadri thanked vice chancellor for his support and said that the department would hold more such camps and programs in future.

Meanwhile the VC chaired a review meeting of National Service Scheme (NSS) units, associated with the varsity, today. He praised the authorities concerned for “exceptionally good” work under NSS and impressed upon the participating heads of various colleges, NSS program officers and members from the University to keep the utilization certificates ready on priority and also suggested that program officers be nominated and trained for better contributions in this regard.

“There should be regular workshops and programs in this regard so that the functionality of NSS in the state enhanced with better co-ordination,” he added.

The director colleges, state NSS officer Prof Yaseen Ahmad Shah, program coordinator NSS Dr Shamim A Shah and various institutional heads including principals of several degree colleges and program officers of NSS also attended the meeting.

Prof Shah spoke on the settlement of accounts and submission of utilization certificates which was another agenda for the meeting. He said that the core aim and objective of the initiative was to make students understand their community and inculcate in them a sense of responsibility towards their society.

Program coordinator briefed the meeting about the aims, working and basic components of NSS. “While poor documentation remains our core issue, our volunteers have time and again proved their skill and competence at different forums,” he said.