Srinagar, Sep 19 (UNI) The Life Help Centre, a first of its kind in the state for the victims of the October 8, 2005 earthquake, was today declared open in Srinagar.
Established in collaboration with the Directorate of the Social Welfare Department, it has made a modest beginning with 24 children from the quake hit area of Uri and is contemplating to have a full fledged campus with facilities for 80 children at Budgam.
The Centre was established in Kashmir in October, 2005 to provide relief and rehabilitation in terms of medical assistance and temporary shelter for 360 families affected by the quake and sponsorship support for the orphans.
The Centre is continuing its Sponsorship programme for 30 children.
The Centre's operations began in 1977 in Adyar, Tamil Nadu, with three children and today, it has grown to house, educate and rehabilitate 800 children.
It has provided quality rehabilitation services to 971 intellectually challenged and 2450 locomotors disabled children, young adults and adults and also to over 3,50,000 people in medical assistance, relief and rehabilitation in various natural calamities.