Governor N.N. Vohra and the First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra, inaugurated the Satya Devi Resources Centre for Visually Impaired at Delhi Public School, Srinagar.
Vijay Dhar, Chairman of the School, Smt. Kiran Dhar and a number of eminent citizens of the town were present on the occasion.
Qurat-ul-Ain, Incharge of the Satya Devi Centre, who herself is visually impaired, gave an impressive presentation about the objectives and activities of the Centre.
Governor and First Lady visited the School’s Special Education Needs Centre where they interacted with the Faculty and the students at various levels and with different impairments, and learnt about the therapeutic activities which they were undertaking to be able to better manage their impairments and also gain skills.
Governor and First Lady also visited the Atal Innovation Laboratory where students apprised them about the varied innovations which they had been able to carry out.
Addressing the students and the Faculty of the DPS, Governor particularly complimented the management for running the Satya Devi Resources Centre which is carrying out valuable education and capacity building of the especially abled persons.
He complimented the Centre’s incharge, Qurat-ul-Ain for her confidence and her ability to manage the varied activities being carried out here while also pursuing her own higher studies and her interest in Music and Fine Arts.
To reflect his appreciation Governor announced financial support of rupees 2 lakh for the strengthening of the Satya Devi Resources Centre and hoped that it will enlarge its admission.
Recalling the counter-terrorist operation which took place in this school few months back, when the terrorist took refuge in the Administrative Block, Governor urged the students to develop the grit to face a world full of problems. Governor observed that today there are few areas in the world which are not facing one or the other unrest.
And India is a large country which has its own problems, but we should join hands and ensure that inimical factors, internal and external, are not allowed to damage our socio-religious traditions and communal harmony.
Governor emphasized on the teachers and students that under no circumstances we should let problems take toll of our education schedules.
He noted that students of J&K, particularly girls, are extremely bright and highly talented and it is our responsibility to provide our children a stimulating environment which provides them advantage and a positive edge in this age of high competition.
He added that a well- aware society is capable of establishing institutions which are efficient and welfare oriented.
Governor congratulated the students and the teachers of the School for their outstanding achievements in all fields- academics, sports and extra-mural activities.
On the occasion students presented the school prayer and a very impressive instrumental music programme.
Governor and First Lady met sports achievers of the school: Ms. Sairah Zahoor and Ms. Shaifa Tak- both won Gold Medals in National Thang Tha Championship which was held at Hyderabad this year;
Afreen Hyder who won Bronze Medal in the 1st Women International Taekwondo Championship held in Nepal this year and Yousuf Gul for his achievements in various national and international Skiing competitions.
Abdul Manan, Head Boy of the School presented the Welcome Address while Ms. Sundus Sazili presented the Vote of Thanks on the occasion. (PTK)