Special play area for differently abled children at Kadri Park soon

Pics: Meryick D’Silva
Daijiworld Media Network-Mangalore (MD)

Mangalore, Oct 14: In an effort to provide some fun to the differently abled children, J R Lobo, Mangalore South MLA has revealed a plan of providing a special play area for such children at Kadri Park.

“Rs 15 lakhs have been sanctioned from the MLA fund for this purpose. People from all over the city visit the park, the biggest park in Mangalore. The proposed special park will be very helpful for the differently abled children to have some fun. A smaller park with the same concept has already come up in Gandhi Nagar with the estimated amount of Rs 5 lakhs” said Lobo on Tuesday October 14, at Kadri Park in Mangalore.

Lobo showed his concern for the equipment damaged with rust in the children’s park by saying “If the people are ready to donate some money, then we can fix this problem."

“I thought special children also should get happiness and fun in life. Being a parent of such a kid, I know the trauma and the pain the children experience as they are kept isolated from the society. The MLA certainly deserves praise for making my dream come true” said Kala Deepak, mother of a differently abled child, who had put forth the idea of special park for differently abled children in the presence of the MLA.

“As the differently abled children are not able to engage in recreational activities with the equipments installed for normal kids, specially designed equipments will be put in place for the blind and handicapped children among others, thus ensuring that the children do not get injured while playing.” Mayor Mahabala, Mayor Mangalore City Corporation said speaking on the same occasion.

Architect Venkatesh Pai is in charge of the project. The special park will be open to children in three months time.


Comment on this article

  • Ravi B Shenava, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    The Bala Bhavan attached to Kadri Park is always closed and useless even though it has many facilities for children to play. All those items kept for playing are just rusting due to disuse.

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  • leslie noronha, kulshekar/dubai

    Thu, Oct 16 2014

    Very good move by the authorities, well done , keep up the good work

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  • Basheer, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 15 2014

    Uplift of Kadri park means some realty business nearby must be of interest as better and more customers get attracted to the area due to the nice park. Else why the MLA is so interested in this than other places of Mangalore which also need special attention.

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  • vinod, mangalore

    Wed, Oct 15 2014

    The lights are put on only in the front of the park.there are no lights on the side facing highway and the other sides of the park. A one section of the walkway is deliberately neglected. Interlock is not put there,just like mangalore roads which are done only partially with no foot paths and big ditches on either side.There is no toilet facility within the park.to go to the existing pay and use toilet one has to either come out and go through road or take a scary route through inside.there are also plenty of stray dogs within the park

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  • Tom Cat, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 14 2014

    congress or bjp just loots the state.I think aam admi should be given a chance.

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    Tue, Oct 14 2014

    Mr. Lobo - To ease your headaches, why don't you hand over the park to some professional company for complete maintenance and upkeep. They can charge the public a nominal entry fee and balance maintenance charges can be given by the corporation. This will give you plenty of peace and publicity also. Try this out please.

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  • Reema Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 14 2014

    There he is back for seasonal photo session..:)

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  • Rahul Shenoy, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 14 2014

    The old deer park area should be utilized for these children. They should not be made to cross the road. The bhel puri and sugar cane juice hawkers have covered up the area.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, Oct 14 2014

    Ashok Shetty, for the parks cleanliness why only Lobo is responsible? What about other politicians, why you are discounting our MP and his men from ay responsibility?? Is it because...they are known non performers? Pity is work of both DK MP's looks NIL!!

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  • Asif, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 14 2014

    Mr.lobo sir..when again u visit kadri park with another new things...we are fed up with your false commitments. We know nothing will implement last 2 months back you visited and spoken abt so many development aspects of park..please visit once in a night..so many ppl are comeing for walk..they shd walk in dark light.you dont have courtesy to fix some lights in park..even main gate work is stoped from last one year..why you dnt do all that and speak abt new things..

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  • G Bhandary, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 14 2014

    All bogus promises only. Lobo said last time that the park will be cleaned within a weeks time. But now since from two months the condition is same.

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  • Denis, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 14 2014

    Dear Mr. Bhandary,
    I have been regular user of the Park. I observe that this is the first time the weeds are cleared during Monsoon and area looks much better than it used to.

    I am sure this has happened because of someones effort and I have found out that Mr. Lobo is relentlessly following on this very aspect.

    Yes the park has a long way to go...let us wait and see..

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  • sid, mangalore

    Tue, Oct 14 2014

    good thinking , but how long will it last is the question . lakhs of rupees spent and then no maintenance and then things are left to decay till daijiworld comes out with a article

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Tue, Oct 14 2014

    Reserve special area for lovers on chargeable basis. No need of any monetary help from govt. for the maintenance of the park.

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  • HASHIM, Kundapura

    Tue, Oct 14 2014

    Sir,we do need love certificate for it,otherwise our culture, will be spoiled publicly under the tree of kadri park,up to entertainment for family i agree with you.

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  • ashok shetty, shirva

    Tue, Oct 14 2014

    Mr. Lobo first clean and do the proper maintenance of the park. Then think about the activities.

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  • gm, mlore

    Tue, Oct 14 2014

    Cleaning is not a problem now, all politicians gave pose for the picture on Gandhi Jayanti, they will clean.

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