April 14, 2009 4:31:51 am
It was a special day for the children with special needs at Shri Balaji Prem Ashram on the Pakhowal Road where they have got a new home. The Hope-a non-governmental organisation has opened the school Nikhil Vidyalaya which will provide free boarding and lodging to these special children.
The school,which was formally inaugurated today by Nahar Industries Managing Director Kamal Oswal and Punjab Kesari newspaper owner Vijay Chopra,will provide shelter too 300 children. Vinay Singhal,one of the trustees of the school and Sunder Dass Dhamija,chairman,The Hope,said,We will educate 100 mentally challenged children and 200 orphans free of cost. Those who want to attend to the school but want to stay with their parents will be provided free conveyance.
Spread over one acre,the school has been constructed on the premises of Baba Ji Prem Ashram under the supervision of Kulwant Bhalla. The school has six big rooms where students with different disabilities will be taught and will be provided lodging along with a well-furnished kitchen.
Dhamija said,We have employed three physiotherapists,six teachers and a number of attendants for these children. We will bring out their hidden talents by providing them congenial environment.
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The Hope has also offered Rs 2.51 lakh aid to NGO Noble Foundation,which is running school for slum children.
Meanwhile,the children of Ekjot- Apahij Bacheyan Da School have been shifted to Nikhil Vidyalaya. The school,with a strength of over 50 children and running from BRS Nagar,was facing financial crisis.
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