BUDGAM, JULY 22, 2020: Principal Secretary School Education and Skill Development Department, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, today distributed 6 wheel chairs, 7 CP Scans, 9 Hearing aids, 6 MSIED Units and a tricycle among specially abled children during a function organized by the department of Education Budgam.

Deputy Commissioner, Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza and other senior officers and officials were present on the occasion.

Principal Secretary was apprised that the department has identified 120 specially abled children after due scrutiny of their disability belonging to different areas of the district for distribution of special aid kits among them.

Speaking on the occasion, Principal Secretary reiterated that every kind of aid to specially abled children is government’s prime focus. He asked the concerned to built ramps in their schools on priority basis. He said that every child has Right to Education and we will extend all necessary support to them on this account. He said that during current year the Government is providing about 80 lakh text books free of cost among the deserving and eligible students.

Dr. Samoon said that government’s focus is to establish more and more ITIs and polytechnic institutes so that maximum youth could be skilled adding that presently there are 44 ITIs and 28 polytechnic institutions functioning across J&K.

He said our aim is to have an inclusive education for all in the Union Territory and district administration including education department have been asked to identify an appropriate location for establishment of a special school mainly for specially abled children. He said the Education Department launched community classes all across the UT after the breakdown of COVID-19 besides children of nomads were also taken care of as arrangements were executed to provide education at their seasonal residential locations. He said distinguished students and toppers from all classes will be provided free tablets and other essentials including bags and uniforms.

Dr. Samoon said classes are also conducted for specially abled children through TV and radio mode where trained tutors are delivering e-lectures round the clock.