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Railway to establish ramps and special toilets for differently abled
‘School is generating income through vocational activities'
For a cause:O.P. Bhutani, left, Director (Engineering, Research and Development), BHEL, New Delhi, handing over the bus documents to Rajam Krishnan, Patron, Arivalayam in Tiruchi. P.V. Vaidialingam, second from right, Divisional Railway Manager, and A.V. Krishnan, Executive Director, BHEL, Tiruchi are seen in the picture.
TIRUCHI: The Arivalayam, a school for the differently abled and speech and hearing impaired children on BHEL premises, received a bus as Annual Day gift from the BHEL.
The bus purchased at a cost of Rs. 16.5 lakh is donated by the BHEL, Tiruchi under its corporate social responsibility scheme.
O.P. Bhutani, Director (Engineering, Research and Development), BHEL, New Delhi, who was the guest of honour, handed over the documents to Rajam Krishnan, patron, Arivalyam at the Annual Day celebrations on the school premises on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bhutani, said diversity of activities carried out by the school showed the commitment of the school teachers. Stating that the school stands unparalleled, he said the school was also generating income through various vocational activities.
Delivering the special address, P.V Vaidialingam, Divisional Railway Manager, said that Arivalayam offered the best rehabilitation to the differently abled children as it took care of the children till they finish the vocational training. He said that Railways is now establishing more facilities to differently abled children such as providing ramps and special toilets.
Presiding over the function, A.V. Krishnan, Executive Director, BHEL, Tiruchi, assured continued support for the cause of the differently abled children of Arivalayam by procuring end caps for boiler tubes, pickles for canteens, New Year greeting cards, covers and envelopes for its office uses and garlands for various functions. Appreciating the teaching faculties for their commitment in upbringing the children, he said that they have made it possible for these children not to be differentiated from the others. Mrs. Rajam Krishnan and other dignitaries presented awards to the winners in various competitions conducted for school children.
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