Mangalore, Oct 14: In an effort to provide some fun to the differently abled children, J R Lobo, Mangalore South MLA has revealed a plan of providing a special play area for such children at Kadri Park.
“Rs 15 lakhs have been sanctioned from the MLA fund for this purpose. People from all over the city visit the park, the biggest park in Mangalore. The proposed special park will be very helpful for the differently abled children to have some fun. A smaller park with the same concept has already come up in Gandhi Nagar with the estimated amount of Rs 5 lakhs” said Lobo on Tuesday October 14, at Kadri Park in Mangalore.
Lobo showed his concern for the equipment damaged with rust in the children’s park by saying “If the people are ready to donate some money, then we can fix this problem.”
“I thought special children also should get happiness and fun in life. Being a parent of such a kid, I know the trauma and the pain the children experience as they are kept isolated from the society. The MLA certainly deserves praise for making my dream come true” said Kala Deepak, mother of a differently abled child, who had put forth the idea of special park for differently abled children in the presence of the MLA.
“As the differently abled children are not able to engage in recreational activities with the equipments installed for normal kids, specially designed equipments will be put in place for the blind and handicapped children among others, thus ensuring that the children do not get injured while playing.” Mayor Mahabala, Mayor Mangalore City Corporation said speaking on the same occasion.
Architect Venkatesh Pai is in charge of the project. The special park will be open to children in three months time.
Courtesy : Daijiworld