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Mangalore: ‘Saanidhya’ Centre for mentally challenged opened

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (KD/NR)

Mangalore, Jul 15: Saanidhya a residential school and training centre for the mentally challenged which has bagged the ‘Samarth’ centre based scheme, aided by the national trust was inaugurated here at Bikarnakatta, on Sunday July, 15 at 9:30 am

Samarth Centre Based Scheme is meant for the rehabilitation and welfare of mentally challenged persons with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities.  

About 30 mentally challenged can be accommodated in the residential school; out of which preference would be given to 10, live below poverty line. These inmates should be treated as the resident indents and training should be imparted to them stated the press release.

Saanidhya is managed by Ganesh Seva Trust and it is one among the only two institutes in Karnataka selected for the Samarth scheme of the National Trust of the Ministry of social justice and empowerment (NTMSJE). A modern well equipped building to accommodate the inmates is under construction at Shaktinagar.  Till the completion of the building the scheme will be run in a rented place at Bikarnakatta on the outskirts of the city.

Managing director of the Century Group (Bangalore) P Dayanand Pai inaugurated the scheme. Inspector general of police (western range) A M Prasad presided over the function. On this occasion Shree Devi Educational Trust Chairman, A Sadananda Shetty and Canara Bank AGM B Monappa Rai will be the guest of honour.

On this occasion president Mahabala Marla, vice president Krishna V Kumar, honorary secretary Vasanth K Shetty, joint secretary Sarala Puttaswamy, treasurer Jagadeesh Shetty and the executive committee members were present.


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