Jammu and Kashmir Governor announces scholarship for children with special needs

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Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik

Kashmir : In an attempt to show love to the differently abled children, the Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, on the International Day of Disabled Persons 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, an official spokesperson said.

The scholarship 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. "We need to provide best possible facilities for the holistic development of persons with special needs," Malik said after announcing the scheme at a function organised by the department of school education here.

Good numbers of cultural programmes were presented by specially abled children. The lovely acts touched the heart of the Governor where he announced cash awards for the performers and anchors of the programme. He also 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. 

Governor appreciated the school education department for organising sports events and providing transport facilities for the specially abled students, Malik mentioned the need to donate with open heart to help them in adjusting with the routine life and honing their talents.