CHANDIGARH: Interacting with Blind Students and wishing them Happy Diwali, today at Punjab Raj Bhavan, the Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Shivraj V. Patil announced Rs. One lakh grant from his discretionary fund for Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, Chandigarh.
Discussing various issues with Major General Rajinder Nath (Retd.) Senior Vice President of the Society for the care of the Blind, who headed the team of blind Children, Patil stressed upon giving homely upbringing, proper guidance to these children to transform them into self reliant and useful citizens of the society.
He emphasized the need for empowering the blind students by imparting them education and vocational training to enable them to live a life with pride and dignity.
Appreciating the role of staff and management of the Institute for the Blind, Patil said that the wheel of society is running on good deeds, positive thinking, determination and commitment. All these aspects are found in the management of this Blind Institute, because of which it is functioning smoothly and fulfilling all basic needs of the students.
Patil assured the management of the school that Chandigarh Administration is committed to provide all possible help to meet the genuine demands of the Blind Students.
Earlier, four blind students Tulsi, Sandhya, Ritik and Davinder presented handmade candles made by the Blind students to the Administrator. Patil also gave packets of dry fruit and sweets to all the blind students. Sweets were also served on the occasion.
Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included M.P. Singh, Principal Secretary to Governor, Raj Bachan Singh Sandhu, ADC, Brig. K.I. Kumar, Vice President, K.R. Sood, Honrary Secretary, Prem Girdhar, Joint Secretary of the Blind Institute, Vivek Anand, ADC Naginder Singh, Joint Director (Press) and Deepak Ahluwalia, Comptroller.