Mangaluru: The Saanidya Residential School and Training Centre for the Differently Abled observed “Ray of Hope”, a cultural evening, in support of “Saanidhya Shashwath Home” at Town Hall on December 9.
Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil inaugurated the programme.
In his welcome address,Vasanth Shetty, administrative officer of Saanidya said that demand for lifelong care centres for differently abled children has been rising because the parents of such kids worry about their diffferently abled children in their absence.
“Keeping this in mind, Shree Ganesha Seva Trust for Exceptional Persons has taken the initiative to start “Saanidhya Shashwath Home” for the differently abled above 25 years. Saanidhya Shashwath Home is the institution which will provide lifelong care for the adult mentally challenged persons aged above 25 years. Hence in 2016, Shree Ganesha Seva Trust for Exceptional Persons has started Saanidhya Shashwath Home to provide lifelong care with all facilities with a cost of Rs 5 Crore. Presently, there are 160 mentally challenged children and 52 staffs in the institution,” he said.
DC Sasikanth Senthil and Mukund Kamath of Ideal Icream were felicitated during the programme.
Ondu Motteya Kathe film director Raj B Shetty, Shree Ganesha Seva Trust president Mahabala Marla and others were present.
During this event, well-known artistes from the district and neighbouring state along with talented students of Saanidhya presented cultural programe. Children of Saanidhya presented a Yakshagana “Mahishi Mooksha”. Natya Lahari and Star Girls performed dances.