School for visually impaired to start functioning in March

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Jan 2: Di-visional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the progress with regard to the establishment of co-educational residential school for visually impaired children in Srinagar.
During the meeting, the Div Com said that the Government had selected rented accommodation comprising 35 rooms at Parimpora for a school for visually impaired children.
On the occasion, he constituted a committee comprising Director Social Welfare, Deputy Director Estates and Engineers to inspect the Parimpora rented building and asked them to furnish a complete report within seven days regarding infrastructure, hostel arrangements and other facilities so that classes in the school will be started in the month of March 2017.
He also directed the Education Department to provide teaching staff for the school having good experience to teach visually impaired students. He also directed revenue officials to identify the land for construction of school for visually impaired in Srinagar city and directed them to submit the detailed report within one month.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, Director Social Welfare Department Hashmat Ali, Director School Education Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, Director Composite Regional Centre, Deputy Director Estates and other concerned were present in this meeting.