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Friday, March 30, 2007

Summer treat for mentally challenged children

State-level summer camp for mentally challenged children will be conducted from March 31 to April 2 at Ashakiran Residential School for mentally disabled children, School president Dr K A Ashok Pai informed.

Speaking to reporters here on Thursday he said that here onwards Ashakiran School will conduct such free summer camps every year.

Mentally disabled children aged between 6 and 16 years from Ranebennur, Koppal, Kolar, Mysore, Hasan, Shuntikoppa, Hubli, Bangalore, Davanagere, Mangalore, Sagar, Sirsi, Honnavar, Kumata and Madikeri will participate in the camp, he said.

The camp will be conducted in association with Rotary Club, Rotary 75th Annual Endowment Fund, Inner Wheel Club, Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank, UTI Bank, Mathura Paradise, Manasa Educational Foundation for Mental Health, Manasa Medicals, G R Prabhu Orchid, Ganapathi Temple, Family Planning Association of India, he informed.

Minister for Higher Education D H Shankaramurthy will inaugurate the camp at 9 am on March 31. Participants will also be taken to a visit to Sakrebylu and Lion Safari on April 2, Pai said.

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