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Haryana earmarks Rs. 57 lakh to build ramps in 950 schools, plans resource centres at block-level

D.N.I.S. News Network – The Haryana Government has announced a plan to provide ramps in schools and separate resource rooms at the headquarters of each block for disabled school children, according to State’s Education Minister Phool Chand Mullana.

Stating this on 13 August, the Education Minister said the ramps would be constructed in 950 schools by this yearend and Rs. 57 lakh has been earmarked for the purpose. Medical check-up of all children from Class I to VIII is also proposed.

Speaking at a press conference, he said that 31,907 children with different kinds of disabilities had been identified. To meet their educational needs, 418 teachers from 10 districts had been given special training during the summer vacation. Teachers of the remaining districts would be given similar training during the winter vacation.

Three Integrated Education Model Schools had been set up during the year in Mahendragarh, Sirsa and Kaithal Districts. Three such schools would be set up in the Districts of Jind, Bhiwani and Fatehabad shortly.

For the first time a medical check-up of all children from Class I to VIII would be conducted. About 20 lakh children would be medically examined under this special programme and those with disabilities would be provided with aids and appliances.

He said 116 resource rooms, one at the headquarters of each block, would be set up and provided with equipment for physiotherapy and rehabilitation.