Jammu, Dec 03: Governor Satya Pal Malik announced a scholarship scheme for specially-abled students in Jammu and Kashmir to empower them.
An official spokesman said under the ‘J&K Government Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students’, Rs 1 lakh each will be awarded every year to a meritorious specially-abled boy and girl student on the ‘International Day for Disabled Persons’ observed on December 3.
“The main objective of the scheme is to assist and encourage specially-abled students to study as well as acquire technical/professional/vocational training to enable them to earn a dignified living and become useful members of the society,” the spokesman said, adding that differently-abled students “need different types of support to realise their dreams and the scholarship scheme announced by the governor would go a long way in helping them to realise those dreams.”
Meanwhile, the governor participated in a function organised by the department of school education to celebrate the ‘world disability day’.
An official spokesman said the governor emphasised the need to provide best possible facilities for the holistic development of persons with special needs and stressed development of suitable infrastructure and institutions to “facilitate their adjustment in the society”.
“Appreciating the activities of the school education department for taking care of varied interests of the specially-abled students, the Governor highlighted the need to donate liberally for helping such persons in coping up with the routine life and honing their talents,” the spokesman said.
The governor announced five-day orientation programme for 30 children with special needs at Bangalore, Karnataka and an “exposure visit” to Mansar on 4 December 2018 for children performing in the function.