CS visits school for hearing impaired

Chief Secretary B R Sharma interacting with staff of Educational-cum-Vocational School on Saturday.
Chief Secretary B R Sharma interacting with staff of Educational-cum-Vocational School on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 7: Chief Secretary B.R. Sharma  today  visited Educational-cum-Vocational School for children with hearing and speech impairment at Shahidi Chowk Jammu and reviewed the facilities being provided to the children .
Director School Education Smita Sethi and Director Social Welfare Veerji Hangloo accompanied the Chief Secretary during the visit .
The School being run by an NGO  J&K Kalyan Kendra  provides  free education and vocational training to  the students upto Secondary School level.
The Chief Secretary inspected the classrooms and interacted with the staff  and students .He was apprised  of the functioning of the institution and issues pertaining to  improving facilities  for the students .
Mr Sharma, while responding to the projected demands,   instructed Director Social Welfare Department to examine the possibilities of providing assistance to the institution  and students under the Social Welfare schemes. He asked to come up with a tangible plan so that benefits of applicable schemes  can be extended to the students .
Chief Secretary directed  Director School Education to depute more staff in the school  and  ensure they are adequately trained  to teach the students with special needs .He also asked her to discuss the matter with State Project Director SSA to check out feasibility of developing facilities in the school.
Earlier, President Samaj Kalyan Kendra, K.B. Jandial, General Secretary, JK Vaid and other office bearers briefed the Chief Secretary about the functioning of the school and demands for betterment of the school. They sought Government assistance and philanthropic  contributions towards the noble cause .

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