On the International Day of Disabled Persons, Monday, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik announced a scholarship scheme for the state’s specially abled students. “Under the ‘J&K Government Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students’, financial assistance of Rs. 1 lakh each would be awarded annually to a meritorious specially abled boy and girl student”, said an official spokesperson.
“The scheme is part of ongoing efforts to develop suitable infrastructure and institutions to facilitate the adjustment of differently abled students in the society”, the official added. A function organised by the department of school education in Jammu where the announcement was made.
Mr. Malik while talking to reporters said, “We need to provide best possible facilities for the holistic development of persons with special needs”.
The Governor also announced cash awards for the performers and anchors who had presented the cultural programme at the function.
He further announced a five-day orientation programme for 30 children with special needs in Bangalore and Karnataka, as well as a visit to Mansar lake for those who participated in the function.
Appreciating the school education department for organising sports events and providing transport facilities for the specially abled students, Mr Malik highlighted the need to donate liberally for helping them in coping up with routine life and honing their talents