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?Challenged children need encouragement?

A DAYLONG workshop for the training of the guardians of the mentally challenged children was organized at the TT Nagar Community Hall on Friday by the District Panchayat and Social Justice Department. Collector Sanjay Kumar Shukla was the chief guest on the occasion.

india Updated: Mar 04, 2006 15:35 IST

A DAYLONG workshop for the training of the guardians of the mentally challenged children was organized at the TT Nagar Community Hall on Friday by the District Panchayat and Social Justice Department. Collector Sanjay Kumar Shukla was the chief guest on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Shukla said that mentally challenged children need encouragement. He urged the guardians to take up the care of these children as a challenge and pay full attention towards their various needs including food and education. He said that some of the organizations in Bhopal are wholeheartedly working for the welfare of the mentally challenged persons.

The Collector said that the objective of the workshop is to create awareness amongst the guardians of the mentally challenged children and to encourage them. The guardians were provided training about the right way to feed, bathe and complete daily routine of these children and to try to educate them while maintaining their mental and physical well being.

The parents and guardians were informed about various benefits available to the physically and mentally challenged persons like relaxation in income tax, discount in rail fare, scholarships and free provision of artificial limbs and other implements like tricycles.

First Published: Mar 04, 2006 15:35 IST