The Delhi Society for the Welfare of Mentally Retarded Children was registered in the year 1965. This is a voluntary organization registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act of 1860. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES • To promote the welfare and ensure training and education of special children of all ages. • To undertake and encourage scientific and other research work related to mental retardation and to promote ameliorative and preventive measures. • To help and advise parents and friends of special children and to foster mutual help between them. • To gather and disseminate information on mental retardation and to collect all books and literature on the subject and to maintain a library open to the public. • To develop better understanding of problems of mental retardation by the public. • To maintain a record of the mentally retarded in the Delhi area so as to facilitate promotion of training and education programmes. • To cooperate with public, private and religious agencies and professional groups and organizations in the furtherance of these ends. • To encourage and help the formation of similar societies for the welfare of the mentally retarded and to cooperate with those that already exist; and to affiliate, associate or cooperate with the Societies of the Federation having similar objects. • Undertake such activities that may be deemed incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above aims and objects. • Focus projects such as setting up Day Care Centres, Day Schools, Boarding Schools, Diagnostic Clinics, Rehabilitation Clubs, Vocational Training Centres, Pre-Vocational Training Centres, Holiday Homes, Canteens and similar institutions for the rehabilitation of the mentally retarded. • To promote sports and cultural activities among the disabled and take part in National and International meets/competitions.