Srinagar, 10 Oct 2021. An inauguration ceremony of new Dagger Parivaar School building was organised on 10 October 2021 by Baramulla Division of Indian army. The project was developed as a joint venture by the Baramulla Division and the Indrani Balan Foundation, Pune. Lt Gen D P Pandey, General Officer Commanding Chinar Corps, Maj Gen Virendra Vats, General Officer Commanding Baramulla Division, Brig Amit Dhir, Mr Punit Balan, Managing Trustee Indrani Balan Foundation, Mr Rayees Mohammad Bhat SSP Baramulla, Mr Ahsan Mir ADC Baramulla graced the occasion.

Parivaar School is being run by Teevra Drishti unit of Baramulla Division since October 2017 for specially abled children. The Pune based NGO, Indrani Balan Foundation, came forward to support this initiative in February 2021, which led to building new infrastructure for the Parivaar School to facilitate a conducive learning environment for the kids. The inauguration stone was unveiled by Mrs Usha Pandey, Zonal President AWWA, 15 Corps and Mr Punit Balan in presence of students , teachers, parents and other military and civil dignitaries.

Dagger Parivaar School has many activities and therapy for development of specially abled children. The curriculum of the school has been created keeping in mind type and degree of disability of the students. The building has been designed taking into account the needs of the students including specially abled friendly washrooms.

Lt General D P Pandey appreciated noble step taken by the Indrani Balan Foundation for the people of Baramulla and emphasized that it is a great initiative in the field of supporting special children. More than 150 families of Baramulla district will be benefited by this school. Mr Balan affirmed that his NGO will continue to work in the field of education in Kashmir valley.

Mesmerizing & soul-stirring cultural programmes were performed by the special children of Parivaar School. Felicitation to children and teachers was organized at the end of the ceremony.

Army has always maintained a close connect with the local people & this is yet another instance of Army supporting these children who are often neglected by the society.