🪀 Special zone for the specially-abled

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Cubbon Park will now feature Karnataka’s first park that is exclusively meant for specially-abled children.

Story so far: On Saturday, Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot inaugurated the state’s first-ever park built for people with disabilities. The area is spread across an acre of land in Cubbon Park’s Bal Bhavan and has been built in the shape of a turtle.

  • The park has been audited by children, caregivers and the Association of People with Disability to make sure it is safe and comfortable for the children to visit.
  • It also includes various zones that include mental, physical, therapeutic, leisure and touch-and-feel activities to keep the kids entertained.
  • This will allow the children to learn new skills and better their self-esteem right amongst the trees.

Why it matters: CEO and MD of Mindtree, Debashis Chatterjee, while talking to the media stressed the necessity of having these areas for specially-abled children. Not only does this help them with new experiences but also lets them enjoy their childhood. Along with this, it also gives parents and caregivers a moment to destress in a social setting.

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