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Sewabharati: ‘Bombe aata' amuses special children

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Source: The Hindu A CARNIVAL: Children enjoy their outing at Vishishtarigagi Vishishta Mela in Mangalore on Sunday. “Bombe aata” is a familiar scene at public events in Mangalore. But seldom is their arrival and company enjoyed so much as it was on Sunday. Special children, who had come to attend “Vishistarigagi vishishta mela,” held on Sunday on the grounds of the Canara High School, Dongarakeri, crowded around the “bombe” as they arrived. By afternoon, a group of at least 10 challenged persons was jiving away energetically, with broad smiles on their faces, to the music of the “bombe,” which danced, whistled and entertained them. Several of the special persons, mostly adults, were fascinated by the oversized “dolls” and they curiously touched them. For many special people at the event, it appeared to be their “day out” as they excitedly ran from one stall to another, sampling snacks or trying a game. Many were enjoying guzzling the soft drinks in the midday heat. While Ga…

Sewa Bharathi: Park for challenged children soon

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Source: Mangalorean MANGALORE: In three months from now, the Gandhinagar Park at Mannagudda here will have play equipment for challenged children, said K.N. Vijayaprakash, Commissioner, Mangalore City Corporation, here on Sunday. He was speaking at a festival for challenged persons organised at Canara Girls High School, Dongarakeri. A ramp will be built at the park that can be used by both challenged children and senior citizens, he said. The City Corporation has planned to put up equipment for special children in the park keeping in mind the requests from doctors, philanthropists, and organisations.U.V. Shenoy, Professor of Paediatrics, Kasturba Medical College, said that for the past six months, talks had been on among the Corporation, the Round Table and the Rotary Club and "Seva Bharathi", which runs a school for the differently-abled children, and philanthropist Prabha Kudva, who first mooted the idea. "We joined the initiative and it clicked," he sa…

Sewabharati: Asha Jyothi Organizes Unique Programme for Physically-challenged Kids

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Source: Daijiworld Mangalore: Asha Jyothi Organizes Unique Programme for Physically-challenged Kids Pics: Manju Neereshwallya
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (RD/SB) Mangalore, Jan 9: Asha Jyothi, Forum for the physically challenged and their parents, sponsored by Seva Bharathi ® organized a special programme for them here on Sunday January 9.  The special programme was organized with the objective of bringing together physically challenged children and their parents, in order to rejuvenate their hope in the New Year, to share parenting experience among others and to pressurize the government to grant special facilities to the physically challenged children.  Mayor Rajani Dugganna inaugurated the programme. State department for physically disabled commissioner K V Rajanna presided. The city municipal commissioner Dr k N Vijayaprakash, K P Achchayya of Corporation Bank – M G Road branch and G T Foundation managing trustee Dr Ravichandran were the chief guests. Variety of games, …