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Ranga Rao Memorial School for Disabled

Started in 1988, this is a free residential school for visually challenged girls from economically disadvantaged background. The school is recognized by both State and Central Governments and now has 99 students in residence.

Parent counseling and house to house visits to bring about awareness on the importance of educating visually impaired girls is a regular feature of RMSD.

Apart from regular school curriculum up to class tenth, the girls are taught life-skills, music, dance and basic cooking. Mobility training is another important aspect of their education. The aim of this residential school is to groom visually impaired girls to be responsible for themselves and live confidently.

A point to mention here with pride is that some students of this institution have gone on to pursue higher education in regular schools. A few have taken up jobs in the private and government sectors too.

Recognition & Awards won over the years:

  Three times winner of A.V. Suryanarayana Memorial Rolling Cup for all round excellence in music.
  AIR Mysore and Doordarshan Bangalore have broadcasted programmes by the school children.
  Winner of the Sheild in Inter School Music Competition organized by the Disabled Development Society.
  Regular winners of prizes at the Seetha Ranga Inter School Music Competition.
  Regular winners of most of the prizes awarded at the annual cultural and sports activities organized by Karnataka State Government and local Rotary clubs in Mysore for World Disabled Day.
  Winner of all prizes awarded for Braille reading and Braille writing in competitions organized at State level by Karnataka Blind Society for the Bicentenary celebrations of Louis Braille in January 2009.
  Winner of the NFB Karnataka Excellence Award 2011 for being an Outstanding Institution in service of cause of persons with visual disability.
The all round excellent performance of the students is testimony to the dedication and high quality of service rendered by the teachers and staff of this school.

NR Group is constantly working on improving facilities of the institution. Plans on the anvil are; implementation of awareness programmes, allied services for parents of the differently abled, setting up of an audio library and extending education facilities to higher classes within the same campus.