Udupi: Provide Opportunities for Specially-abled Children – ADC K Chennabasappa

Udupi: “Specially-abled children should be encouraged to be achievers in their respective fields. Parents and the society should identify their talents and support them,” said Additional Deputy Commissioner, K Chennabasappa.

He was speaking after inaugurating the World Disability Day, organised jointly by the district administration, Zilla Panchayat, Empowerment of specially-abled and senior citizens department and the Child welfare department at Ammanni Ramanna Auditorium here, on Thursday, December 3.

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Parents should encourage their specially-abled children and mould them to achieve excellence in their respective fields. Officials should work sincerely and provide benefits to the specially-abled. Differently-abled children require moral support more than sympathy for their disability. Many specially-abled children and adults have shown the world that they are not less efficient than a normal person, he said.

Achievers in Education and Sports, Wilma Pereira, Anil Kamath, Deekshith, Harsha, Pallavi, Ranjitha and Chandana, were felicitated on the occasion. Prizes were distributed to the winners.

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DySP Chandrashekar, Gracy Gonsalves deputy director of senior citizens and child welfare department, Shanker Nayak, Veela Mendonca were present.

Niranjan Bhat, district officer for empowerment of specially-abled, welcomed the gathering. Ganesh Marate, Project assistant, delivered the vote of thanks.

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