Physically challenged persons are a part of our society and should not be deprived of any facilities provided to them said civil judge B.P. Devamane inaugurating a programme to mark the International day of Persons with Disabilities held on the premises of School for deaf and dumb children at Sirsi on Tuesday. Additional civil judge Parashuram Dodmani, the chief guest, said programmes should be held to enhance the confidence of the physically challenged. Another chief guest Rama Hegde, medical officer of Government hospital, Sirsi, said that care should be taken to check physical disabilities which occur at birth, by accidents and by certain diseases. School president K.V. Bhat and headmistress Premalata Naik were present.

Anthology to be released

‘Jeeva Jeevana’ an anthology in Kannada written by Nagapati Bhat Mattighatta will be released by Manohar.G.Malmane, president of Sirsi taluka unit of Kannada Sahitya Parishat, at 3 p.m. on Saturday in a programme to be held at Suvarna Sahakari Sabhabhavan at Mundaganamane Seva Sahakari Sangh Mattighatta. Writer Jayaram Hegde will introduce the book. Society president Gopalkrishna Vaidya and Devanalli gram panchayat president Sangeeta Marathi will be the chief guests. KDCC Bank president Shantaram Hegde Shigehalli will preside over the programme.

Naturopathy camp

Naturopathy camp will be held at Agasal Bommanalli near Sirsi on Saturday under the auspices of Nisarga Trust Sirsi and Village Forest Committee Agasalbommanalli. Bhairumbe gram panchayat president Chidanand Naik will inaugurate the programme at 2.30 p.m. Dr. Venkatramana Hegde, Dr.Jitesh, Dr.Vinayak Hebbar, and Dr.Praveen Jekab will participate in the camp. Vrakshalksha Andolan president Anant Ashisar, social workers Seetaram Bhat Kerekai, N.B. Naik, V.N. Hegde, and Vishwanath Hegde will be the chief guests.