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Tuki urges staff to take optimum care of spastic students

Posted on Dec 06, 08:42PM | UNI

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today appealed to the staff of Donyi Polo Schools of Hearing and Visually Impaired to take optimum care of the children and suggested regular health check up as well as safety and security of the children.

The Chief Minister had missed to attend the 'World Day for the Disabled' that was observed in the school premises at Chimpu here on December 3 as he was on tour to Tawang and West Kameng districts, he offered to visit the school and spend time with the children on any other day. Today, the children and staff of the schools, celebrated with picture-perfect dances without hearing the music and singing songs without seeing the world.

"As they are differently-abled it should be made sure that their rights are not violated. Also the school authorities must ensure their safety from hazards like accidents, fires, etc as they may not be able to react on time due to their disabilities," he observed.

Tuki assured to enhance the Corpus Fund granted to the school, which at present is Rs 5 crore. He sought a detailed proposal from the school authorities for the same.

Former Chief Minister and chairman of the Donyi Polo Mission, Gegong Apang was also present on the occasion.

Donyi-Polo Mission was founded by Apang in 1978 and registered under Society Registration Act, 1860 in 1979 becoming the second registered society after the Cooperative Society in the state. The School was established in 1990 with only three children from Lower Dibang Valley. Since then 56 students have passed out from the school, which offers education up to class X.

Plans are afoot to upgrade the school up to class XII.

Many passed students are serving in various government jobs under the 3pc reservation policy.

The school for visually disabled was started in 2008, with 6 blind students from Kurung Kumey district. Today the strength has gone up to 22.