Shafaqat Inclusive School observes Annual Day
Srinagar: First of its kind in the Valley, the Shafaqat Inclusive School Thursday observed annual day wherein its achievements were presented to the distinguished audience.
On the onset, Nuzhatul Sabah, faculty of the school made a detailed presentation about the school; a parent also explained how the school enabled his special child to reach the level of a normal child; a student shared her experience of having joined a normal school after her initial schooling at Shafaqat’s for Special children. She explained a drastic change after joining Shafqat’s.
Abid Hussain Kira, KAS, Joint Director, School Education Department, (JDSEK) who was the guest of honour, made an inspirational presentation for the specially abled children. He shared his experiences with the audience as to how he overcame challenges, difficulties.
In his address to the gathering, Dr G N Ittoo, Director, School Education, Kashmir, (DSEK) who was the chief guest at the function, asked the civil society to come forward and sensitise the society about its responsibilities in creating facilities for specially abled persons.
“Government alone could not be in a position to create specially abled friendly facilities,” he said.
He said that he has announced a reward of Rs 25000 for the children who presented cultural programme. Responding to the demand for grant of recognition of the school up to matriculation level, Ittoo promised an expeditious and considerate response to meet the needs of specially abled children.
Dr Mir Mohammad Maqbool, founding President of VMS thanked the DSEK, JDSEK and other distinguished guests for participation in the programme.
Later the students of the school presented a variety of cultural programmes including skits, songs and Kashmiri rouf.
Notably, the school imparts education to both normal as well as specially abled children who have graduated to prosecute studies like normal children, run by Voluntary Medicare Society at its Bemina campus. The school is currently recognised by the state government up to 8th standard.