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Rachna Foundation [RACHNA ON THE CROSSROADS] Rachna Foundation is in a turbulent phase with greater than expected influx of mentally disabled children and government’s strict new regulations. Amidst the usual battle for arranging finances it is finding it hard to keep its mast upright. Rachna on the crossroads On a busy Friday morning, while Dr. Lalitha was busy attending to her patients at her home based clinic, she got a call from the office of Rachna Foundation. The office staff had received a call from the Paper cup machine supplier in Sivakasi, Tamilnadu requesting them to send a scanned copy of the draft at the earliest. The task was simple but a copy of requisition letter signed by her was also required along with the copy…show more content…
There are various reasons for the disability:     Viral infections in young children like meningitis, viral encephalitis Head injury/trauma Consanguineous marriages (or marriages between people related to each other by birth) Child malnutrition Government of India through Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is lending its support. It has set up National Institute for the Mentally Challenged in Secunderabad. It has also been supporting the organizations/NGOs which are active in this area through ‘Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme’ to promote Voluntary Action for persons with Disabilities. The scheme in order to facilitate delivery of various services to persons with disabilities by voluntary Rachna on the crossroads organizations provides grants-in-aid to NGOs for various projects. Also, there are various other schemes like Scheme of National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Scheme of National Scholarships for Persons with Disabilities, Schemes arising out of the Implementation of the Persons with Disabilities, Trust Fund for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. The NGOs/other organizations dealing with special people work on different areas such as:            Special Schools for the Persons with
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