Specially abled celebrate Teacher's Day

Specially abled celebrate Teacher's Day

Provide medical certificate along with application to avail benefits

Specially abled celebrate Teacher's Day

He was speaking at the Teacher’s Day celebration organised at the Rotary West Institute of Mother and Deaf Child in the city on Friday.

Appreciating the specially abled children who recited the life history of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Nagendra Kumar said that Sarva Shikana Abhiyan provides hearing aid devices to children and also provides an option for mothers to teach their children at home.
He informed the parents that specially abled children are entitled to study in any school. If any school, denies admission to specially abled children, then he urged parents to give a complaint against such institutions. He said that every year students with hearing loss are successful in SSLC exams as they always get 100 per cent pass results.

Stressing on the need for medical certificate, Nagendra Kumar said that it assists providing results at the correct time. Also, if the medical certificate is provided, the children will have exemptions for two languages, he said.He commended the efforts of the Rotary institution for training both mothers and teachers.

Institution office-bearer Ratna Shetty said that to train a specially abled child two-three years of continuous support is needed. Women who are working find it difficult to obtain long-term leave. She urged the DDPI to grant long-term leave to mothers with specially abled children. She said teachers get a meagre income of Rs 2,000 or 3,000. Teachers with specially abled children find it very difficult to provide for cochlear implant surgery, as the cost is very high, she added.

Ratna Shetty urged parents to continue training to specially abled children until they are able to grasp all sounds. If they are pushed into the common schools, then the capability to grasp sounds will be difficult for children, she said.

The highlight of the programme was beautiful dance and speech by specially abled children.