As many as 39 children associated with Disha Prakalp - a rehabilitation centre in Jammu and Kashmir - today visited the rock garden, Chhatbir Zoo and Sukhna Lake as part of their three day trip to the city.
The children, aged between five and seventeen years, are all victims of tragic incidents like the Leh cloudburst, terrorism and the J&K earthquake. The rehabilitation centres are run by the Kashmir unit of Sewa Bharti - a Non-government Organisation.
The children have been invited by the Sharda Sarvhitkari Model Senior Secondary School in Sector 40. The excitement among the children after visiting the rock garden today was palpable. “I loved the laughing mirrors and the aquariums in the rock garden. I had never seen any of these before,” said twelve year old Rigzan Angdu, who was admitted to Disha Prakalp in January this year after losing his family to the Leh cloudburst last year.