Mangaluru,: As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, The Karnataka Bank Limited, has contributed a good amount to the corpus fund of Nitte – Special Child Care Centre (N – SPECC). N-SPECC is a joint initiative by A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences and K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, along with four other constituent colleges of Nitte University.
This centre was established in Mangaluru in the year 2010 and provides comprehensive medical and dental health care to children with special needs under one roof. Currently, this centre deals with 1200 children from the South zone of Mangaluru taluk. All the children under the programme of N-SPECC are from poor socio – economic backgrounds.
Inaugurating the celebrations of the World Disability Day organized by N-SPECC at A.B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences on December 03, 2016, where wheel chairs were distributed to children with physical disability, Shri P Jayarama Bhat, MD & CEO of the Bank, said, “It is the collective responsibility of the society to take care of the needs of special children and bestow special attention to their unique requirements to bring them to the mainstream of the society and enable them to lead a normal life. Our bank is happy to support initiatives of this kind for the well - being of children with special needs”.
Also present on the occasion were Prof. (Dr.) U.S. Krishna Nayak, Prof (Dr.) Amitha M. Hegde, Major (Dr.) Shivakumar Hiremath, Shri. Jnanesh, B.E.O, Mangaluru South Zone, Smt. Geetha Devadas of Sarva Shikshana Abhiyana, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Shri. Srinivas Deshpande, Chief Manager, Public Relations, Karnataka Bank, beneficiaries and well-wishers.
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