Srinagar: Dagger Parivaar school, a centre designed for specially-abled children, celebrated its second annual day in J&K’s Baramulla on Wednesday.
Dagger Parivar School has a current strength of 103 children with different medical conditions, Army said.
The school is a joint initiative of the Army’s Chinar Corps and the Indrani Balan Foundation, Pune, and was established on October 20, 2021.
On the annual day function, the specially abled children presented different cultural events and dance performances, which enthralled the audience.
The school was established with the aim of empowering gifted children to recreate their world.
Specially abled students are being provided with facilities so that they can be integrated into mainstream and other educational institutions, they said.
So far, with the hard work and dedication of the teachers and management, eight children from this school have been transferred to different government and private schools.
General Officer Commanding 19 Infantry Division Major General Rajesh Sethi, chairman Indrani Balan Foundation, Pune, Janhavi Dhariwal Balan as well as other civil and army officers and parents of the children, were present.
Talking to the media, Janhavi Balan, said that the foundation had established 11 schools in collaboration with the Army with one dedicated to specially abled children.
She added that these children have more abilities than normal children, but providing them with multiple opportunities is the main objective of the foundation.
Major General Sethi said that the Army, in collaboration with the Indrani Balan Foundation, will certainly upgrade the infrastructure of the school so that more such children get a chance to explore the opportunities here. One of the parents of a specially abled child praised the work of the Indian army and the foundation. He shared the challenges of raising special needs children, but the school has given such parents hope.