Health, social security, women and child welfare minister Surjit Kumar Jyani inaugurated a community home for special children at Braille Bhawan on the Chandigarh Road on Saturday.
Jyani said the state government has planned a total revamp of the Braille Bhawan.
Under the plan, issues such as shortage of teachers in the school, infrastructure and several others issues would be resolved on priority basis so that the students residing here lead a good life as well as get quality education.
After chairing a special meeting on the occasion, Jyani said all issues and problems related to the Braille Bhawan would be sorted out on priority basis so that the students here consider themselves at par with students of other schools.
He said, “From June 1 onwards, the students here would be provided with packaged food prepared by Markfed. Once the students start getting the high quality food, all issued related to the quality of food will automatically be sorted out.”
He also informed that very soon, the school located in the premises of the Braille Bhawan will have classes till Class 12 and the vacant posts of teachers and other staff will also be filled soon. “For making the Braille Bhawan self-dependent financially, the rent for auditorium located in the premises would be fixed and the state government is also planning to construct a shopping complex here.”
Besides, funds would be allocated for uplifting the school library, internet facility, sitting desks, washing machine, solar lights, geyser, new furniture, water cooler, television and other such infrastructure.
The newly constructed community home can house 50 students. It is pertinent to mention that the Punjab government has constructed three such community homes in different parts of the state, including one in Amritsar (for only girls) and Rajpura (only boys). One such Community Home is already functioning in Kapurthala (for both boys and girls).
Later, Jyani also visited the Observation Home located on Gill Road.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included, principal secretary, social security, women and child welfare department Jaspal Singh, director Gurkirat Kirpal Singh, deputy commissioner Rajat Agarwal, Ravinder Arora from Samvedna Trust, district social security officer Inderpreet Kaur and others.