Muscat: Reena Lanba, president of Indian Navy Wives Welfare Association and Sushma Pandey, wife of Ambassador of India to the Sultanante of Oman, visited the Oman Cancer Association and Dar Al Hanan, on Wednesday (March 1, 2017).
The Oman Cancer Association aims to create public awareness about cancers through community based programmes, early detection and proper management through health care providers and also provides free accommodation to children suffering from cancer.
Reena is accompanying Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of Naval Staff of India, who is on a four-day visit to Oman.
Reena and Sushma met the founders of Oman Cancer Association and its staff.
During the visit to Dar Al Hanan, they interacted with the children and were touched by their spirit and courage. They were briefed by Dr. Wahid Al Kharusi, chairperson of the OCA, who explained the activities and goals of Dar Al Hanan.
Earlier in the day, Reena and Sushma also visited the Center for Special Education, a center for children with special needs, located within Indian School Muscat. They interacted with children and were given a tour of the school by DrAnalpa Paranjpe, Principal of the school.
The Center is committed to nurturing the dreams of children, regardless of their behavioural, physical, communication, learning and intellectual challenges. It offers need-centric inclusive education and therapeutic care to children with impaired mobility, developmental delays, learning incapacity and mental disabilities including Autism, Down's syndrome, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder and other challenges.
On behalf of Naval Wives Welfare Association, Indian Navy, Reena donated toys and training equipment to assist the teachers in their noble endeavour.