Scooters to physically challenged students
By Express News Service - BANGALORE
24th June 2012 08:50 AM
Bangalore University (BU) distributed specially designed motorcycles to its two physically challenged students on Saturday.
This is said to be the first of its kind gesture by any university in the country.
“Two beneficiaries are getting the vehicles now and the remaining will get them soon, which will include students, studying BE as well,” said Registrar Dr B C Mylarappa while handing over the vehicles to two postgraduate students N Dinesh of Sociology Department and G Nagaraj of Department of Women’s Studies.
He said one can ride the scooter around 50 km per hour, once it is fully charged. These are electric vehicles and specially designed with two extra side wheels to help any physically challenged rider move conveniently.
He also appeciated the efforts of the Directorate of Students Welfare for identifying fifteen physically challenged postgraduate students in the university.
Nandini N, Director of Students Welfare, was present in the session.
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