Need to hone skills of special kids, says Governor

Tribune News Service

Shimla, December 8

It was the responsibility of the society to hone the skills of special children, said Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, during his visit to the Institute of Children with Special Ability at Dhali, near Shimla.

He said these children were an inspiration to the society. He expressed happiness over organising of several vocational programmes for the students at the institute, so that they could become self-reliant.

The Governor said all children should be provided equal opportunity to express their feelings and showcase their talent. The Governor thanked the teachers for taking special care of the children and providing training to them.

Earlier, Payal Vaidya, Secretary General, Himachal Pradesh Child Welfare Council, said 105 hearing-impaired, 35 visually-impaired children were enrolled at the institute, and about 46 teachers and non-teaching staff were involved in their care. She said five vocational courses were being run at the institute.

The Governor distributed track suits and blankets through the State Red Cross Society among the children. Principal, Institute of Children with Special Ability, DP Rana welcomed the Governor and told him about various activities being undertaken at the institute.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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