All citizens bound to help unfortunate: Gowda

All citizens bound to help unfortunate: Gowda

Speaking after inaugurating the two day “First Regional Parents Meet-2009” jointly organised by the National Institute for Mentally Handicapped (NIMH), National Federation of Parents Association for intellectual and developmental disabilities (PARIVAAR), Udupi Parents Association for mentally challenged citizens, Asare and Archana Trust at Manipal Institute Technology here on Friday, he informed that the State government and authorities are committed to provide a better life to the disabled people. The State government has already extended a monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 to all persons coming under disabled category and that provisions have been made for the same in the State budget. 

Meetings in other states

The HoD of Rehabilitation, Psychology at ational Institute for Mentally Handicapped Binapani Mohopatra informed that NIMH has decided to conduct meetings in each State as the deliberation conducted in vernacular languages would be more effective.

She added that three such regional meetings have already been conducted and that one national meet would be conducted in Kerala very soon.

Manipal University Pro Chancellor Dr H S Ballal said that the University would not dither to extend help for a humanitarian cause and that the Chancellor has come up with a matching grant for the projects taken up by Aasare and Archana Trust to build home for the mentally challenged persons in Manipal.

PARIVAAR President Gadkeri informed that the organisation, that started with just 22 Associations spread to only a couple of States, is now widely spread in 28 States with over 170 Associations.

President of Udupi Parents Association for Mentally Challenged Citizens K S Jai Vittal and others were present on the occasion.