The need for setting up a Home for Handicapped was long felt by the residents of Jammu. To realize this dream, a piece of land measuring about 5 kanals was donated by Maj. Gen. U.C.Dubey and a donation of Rs. 50,000/- was collected from the prominent citizens of Jammu for the purpose. With the active participation of Late Madam Mekhla Jha, Patron-in-Chief of the Society, Govt. Of India, the Department of Social Welfare New Delhi was approached through State Govt. in March 1975 along with application for grant-in-aid. The building was constructed with the partial financial assistance of Government of India, Red Cross Society Jammu and public donations. The foundation stone of this first ever Home for orthopedic handicapped was laid by Late Begum Sheikh Abdullah. The Home was inaugurated on March 28, 1976 by Late Prime Minister Smt.Indira Gandhi for the residential care and rehabilitation of Physically Handicapped children belonging to weaker sections of society. The main object of Society was setting up a Home for Physically and Orthopaedically handicapped persons particularly children and provide them facilities for imparting education and rehabilitation. The institution is having a department of Physiotherapy for indoor and outdoor beneficiaries.
Mrs. Indira Gandhi
Mrs Indira Gandhi visiting Rehabilitation Centre of JRC Home
Begum Sheikh Abdullah
Begum Sheikh Abdullah laying foundation stone of JRC Home on
May 2, 1975
Front view of JRC Home