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Advisor Khan visits Shafaqat Rehabilitation Center Bemina

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‘Such centres inspire confidence among specially abled to compete for their share in society’

Srinagar: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, today visited Shafaqat Rehabilitation Centre of Voluntary Medicare Society (VMS) at Bemina here.

On the occasion, Advisor Khan inspected various sections of the rehabilitation facility and interacted with patients and staff.

He enquired about the equipments, machines and line of treatment for various specially abled patients.

He visited gym, physio & occupational therapy section, developmental therapy, vocational therapy sections. Besides, he inspected male and female wards, prosthetic & orthotic department, auditorium among other sections.

On the occasion, Advisor Khan appreciated the rehabilitation center for their services provided to people who need special care.

He said such centers are giving hope to hundreds of people who are in need of assistance and require intervention from professionals.

He reiterated that such centres inspire confidence among the specially abled to compete for their share in the society and also enable them to take part in all human and developmental activities.

He extended a congratulatory note to all the members and professionals associated with this initiative. Appreciating their contribution to the field, he said that if the society has to evolve and grow in all aspects, then the needs and requirements of such specially abled have to be catered so that their talents also become an asset for our society.

The centre is providing them with chance to change their outlook towards the opportunities that life throws at them, with the treatment and care afforded through this centre, and added that it will emerge as a world class centre for specially abled persons.

The Advisor also visited Shafaqat Inclusive Special School and also interacted with children and teachers there.

He enquired about the education method of the specially abled children in their education.

Advisor Khan also distributed one month ration kits to several attendants accompanying patients at the rehabilitation center.

The Advisor was accompanied by Officer on Special Duty to Advisor (F), Mohammad Ashraf Hakak; administrator VMS, Dr Abid and other concerned.

Meanwhile, Advisor Khan inaugurated wheelchair basketball training programme in the VCS premises. He also witnessed a mixed practice match played by specially-abled boys and girls. The three day training programme is being organized by VMS in collaboration with wheelchair federation of India and International Committee of the Red Cross.

Advisor Khan interacted with players, trainer and appreciated the efforts being put in by VMS towards the rehabilitation, upliftment and welfare of the persons with disabilities. Khan also distributed trophies among the match participants.

Pertinently, Voluntary Medicare Society (VMS) in collaboration with wheelchair basketball federation of India and International Committee of the Red Cross is organizing three-day Training Workshop for Coaches, Referees and Wheelchair Basketball players from 12th to 14th November 2021 in its premises at Bemina Bye-pass Srinagar.

Master Coaches namely Lee Simon, General Secretary WBFI, and Louis George Meprath, Chief Coach National team Wheelchairs Basketball Federation of India (WBFI), will be imparting the training. Around 40 male and female Coaches, Referees and players are expected to attend the training workshop.

The aim and objective of this workshop is to train the wheelchair players fully so that they can compete and perform well at National and International levels. The event is supported by International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC).

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