Amritsar August 1, 2008—(Prabhjot Gill) Committed towards social responsibility towards physically and mentally challenged of society the DAV Management Committee has entered into signed an MoU with Indian Red Cross Society through the deputy commissioner cum President Indian Red Cross Society Mr KS Pannu for running "Koshish " —a school for special children.
The step has been taken by the society to improve quality of education and make students self- reliant and financially independent.The names of the new school after MoU would be ‘DAV Red Cross School for Deaf and Dumb children’ and DAV Red Cross School for mentally retarded children ‘.
A Haven on this occasion was held at the school premises of Kosish on the auspicious occasion.
Prominent among those who attended were Mr JP Shoor Director DAV Public and Aided School, Mrs J Kackria principal HMV college Jalandhar, Dr Neelam Kamra Principal BBK DAV College, Mrs Neera Sharma Principal DAV Public School .
‘Koshish’ set up in year 1983 has two wings, one for the physically challenged (deaf and Dumb) and another for the mentally challenged. Located at GT road Tehsilpura, the wing for physically challenged has 65 students and seven classrooms spread out in 4000sq meters area and education was given upto class eight. While 54 mentally challenged and slow learning students were being imparted education in a separate wing in the same premises.
Mrs Neera Sharma said the schools that would be governed and controlled by the DAV College managing committee, Delhi plans to start job oriented vocational courses for the physically challenged besides education for children with special needs.
As a first step the Red Cross would certify for getting the schools affiliated with Punjab School education board upto secondary level and both institutions would jointly make efforts to get the schools duly recognized and affiliated for examination purposes.
A society member stated that no mentally or physically challenged student seeking admission on merit would be deprived of education due to financial constraints even as the wards of the school staff would be given concessions in the school itself.
The society has signed the MoU for 30 years that would be renewable on mutually agreeable terms.