Eminent auditor V. Bhaskarram said that non-government organizations, particularly in service of the mentally challenged, should develop self-sustained mechanism and create a wide network of small donors with futuristic approach. Speaking at the third anniversary of Kanna Ashrai Foundation, an institution that is dedicated to the mentally challenged at Burugupudi village near Rajahmundry on Wednesday, he said that mentally challenged persons have inherent capacities, which need to be tapped to make them as good personalities.

Mr. Bhaskarram who is also chairman of AP Table Tennis Association said that mental retardation is not a disease, which could be corrected through constant efforts of physicians, family and through various methods.

He further said that love, care and affection towards them would help them sharpen their minds. He appreciated the efforts of the founders of the institute in extending service to the mentally challenged in and around areas of Rajahmundry and called upon the philanthropists to come forward to extend cooperation for this noble cause. V. Rajendra Prasad, Municipal Commissioner, Rajahmundry, who was the chief guest, said that care of the mentally challenged is a challenging job but patience and regular medical care would give good results.