Ziraat Times News Network

Srinagar, June 5: Delhi Public School Srinagar (http://www.dpssrinagar.com) has pioneered Jammu & Kashmir’s first-of-its-kind development centre for children with special needs.

The centre, named as Learning Resource Centre, was inaugurated by Jammu & Kashmir’s Governor Satya Pal Malik on June 3. The centre is designed for imparting skills training to the students with special needs and visually impaired to aid and facilitate their rehabilitation.

J&K Governor, Satya Pal Malik, cutting the inaugural ribbon of the centre. Advisor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai and Pro Vice Chairman, Vijay Dhar look on.

Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Advisor to Governor and Parvez Ahmad, CEO of Jammu and Kashmir Bank were present on the occasion.

The dignitaries were received by the Pro Vice Chairman Vijay Dhar, Mrs. Kiran Dhar (Chairperson), Principal Alistair R.A Freese, Vice Principal Mrs. Shafaq Afshan and other dignitaries.

The Governor and dignitaries interacted with the students and teachers to gauge the working of the Learning Resource Centre. They were appraised about the various rehabilitative measures practiced on students which include vocational therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. They lauded the dedication and toil of the teachers in creating a successful resource for children with special needs.

The dignatories released two books on the occasion – “The Crimson Curse” written by Shuja Tasleem and “Luna Spark” written by Touyiba Binti Javaid, a class 7th student.

The guests also visited the recently established Digital Floor in Tiny Tots School. In his speech, Governor, praised the efforts of DP Dhar Memorial Trust for creating a school of such an enviable standard, saying “the school is a model which must be emulated to learn how to empower students. To design and make such a school a reality is a great service to the society”.

The visitors interacted with children at the centre on the occasion.

Besides, the governor also released two books on the occasion- “Luna Spark” written by Touyiba Binti Javaid, a class 7th student and “The Crimson Curse” written by Shuja Tasleem, PA to the Principal. He also extended his congratulations to Talha Arshad for his stellar acting in the recently released movie Hamid, as well as Malaikah Gul Dev and Saira Zahoor who have brought laurels to the school and state in recently held national and international sporting events.

Governor Malik and Advisor Ganai releasing “Luna Spark” written by Touyiba Binti Javaid, a class 7th student of DPS, Srinagar.

The Principal Alistair R.A Freese extended his gratitude to the visiting dignitaries saying, “It makes our hearts swell with pride when luminaires of such stature praise the endeavours of the school. We will strive to soar beyond the horizons we have already conquered.”

The Pro-Vice Chairman, Vijay Dhar too thanked the dignitaries, and resolved that “the school will single mindedly pursue its mission to create an inclusive model of education, where diversity will thrive, and the less advantaged will find themselves accepted, cared for, and treated with dignity, and respect they deserve. This resource center is a step in that direction.”