Training at mobility centre begins

The song sung by this visually impaired person touched each and every person in the audience kindling the sense of patriotism on the eve of Independence day.

The programme was the inauguration of rehabilitation based training course for visually challenged and physically handicapped persons at the mobility centre Attavar on Friday and many of the visually impaired persons took the stage to sing various patriotic songs as a part of Independence day celebrations. Sundar Kotian, Harinaksha and others who have a flare for singing enthralled and surprised the audience .

Earlier inaugurating the programme, Mayor M Shanker Bhat said that it is incorrect to say that blind persons are born so because of some curse from god. “Instead of finding superstitious meanings to such infirmities, we must try to provide proper opportunity to these people,” said Bhat.

He opined that visually impaired persons or persons with any other infirmities do not need sympathy, they only need opportunity to showcase their talent. MRPL DGM Lekshmi Kumaran said that people who have their five senses intact lead a very restricted life while the people who have infirmities have unlimited experience of the universe. She promised to make attempt to provide some job opportunity to the people trained at mobility centre.

Centre Secretary Suryanarayana said that the centre was started in 2000 and so far over 135 people have been trained in the centre. Paper bags, table clothes, door mats, candle, envelopes, stuff toys and decorative items made by the trainees were on display for sale.

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