Nagpur News : Nagpur Municipal Corporation arranged a Summer Camp for the specially able children of society who constitute a significant part of it. This is really a commendable initiative by NMC.
By this camp, the civic body has tried to bring into mainstream the much-ignored section of society and attempted to bring out their hidden talents. The children also showed their talents and showed to the world at large that they are also not behind any other member of society, provided they are given a chance.
Hemant Kumar Pawar, additional commissioner, said that in spite of this, it is now clear that such programmes must be run round the year so that maximum number of children get chance to develop themselves. He assured social organisations of Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s full co-operation in case they decide to run such programmes. He was talking at the concluding function of the Summer Camp organised for specially able children at Sports Academy, Yeshwant Stadium.
Present on the dais were Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s education officer, Deependra Lokhande, assistant education officer, Ramteke, programme officer, Dhanlal Chouliwar, accounts officer, Harish Kawre, Raut, Bhati, Upare, Ghait.
Under Central Government’s ‘Education For All’ programme, inclusion of specially able children in education project is underway in the state. Under this continuing education of all children in primary school, decreasing the dropout rate to zero, doing away gender gap and giving quality education to every child are some of the objectives of Education for All programme.
For these children it is essential that they be provided free atmosphere and a chance to come in the mainstream. The physiotherapy treatment has also to be provided and for that in all 53 centres are working at present providing free treatment to the children. In addition to that, speech therapy, hearing aids are also provided.
For parents of these children a special counselling session, conducted by a psychotherapist was arranged. A one-day trip to Maharajbaugh was a pleasant part of the camp.
The camp was conducted under the guidance of, R Z Sidiqui, deputy commissioner and at the initiative of education officer, Deependra Lokhande. Rotary Club has promised to render all possible help in future for such programmes.
Rotary Club of Downtown chief, Chandrashekhar Joshi, secretary, Vijay Thakre, Nishikant Kashikar, students and parents were present in large numbers at the function.
The introductory speech was made by programme co-ordinator, Abhijeet Raut and programme was conducted by Karuna Wanjari and Vaishali Dupare.
Many experts from music, dance, arts, sports took great pains to make the programme a success. In all 23 special coaches and 12 caretakers put in efforts for the programme.