BENGALURU: Hundreds of differently-abled and special children and students from across the state gathered in the city on Friday to meet the authorities concerned and tell them about the challenges they face. Incidentally, Friday was the silver jubilee of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

The Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights held a meet, titled ‘Voice of Special Children’, as part of the ‘Children Silver Festival’. The children, who were accompanied by their parents, complained about the absence of child-friendly facilities in schools, hospitals, buses and other places. Lack of facilities to travel to schools and absence of ayahs, inaccessibility to medicines were among their complaints.

Continue reading