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Disabled persons should make their hidden talents their strength: President Kovind

Monday - February 12, 2018 12:34 am , Category : MADHYA PRADESH

Artificial parts and ancillary equipments distributed to 4271 disabled and 8108 senior citizens 
Mega camp organized for assistance to disabled and senior citizens in Gwalior 

Bhopal: President Ramnath Kovind told persons with disabilities that they should not let their physical disabilities dominate their lives. They should identify their talents as it is these talents that provide them the confidence to move ahead in life. President Kovind was addressing “Free Ancillary Equipment Distribution Ceremony” organized at Gwalior today. He said to the disabled that the equipments are for their support and they should not depend entirely on them. They should bring out their talents and hidden strength and win the world.

President Kovind lauded the efforts being made for inclusive education, skill development, employment and social security towards integrated welfare scheme by making ancillary equipments available jointly by centre and state government. He said that the government is providing state of the art ancillary equipments to the disabled and senior citizens. The government is working with the goal that no person with disabilities remains without assistance. Job opportunities are being explored in government and private sector for the disabled. Government of India has increase disabled reservation quota from 3 to 4 percent. Special campaign is also being launched to fill the vacant posts reserved for the disabled.

The President said that there are many such disabled who have become source of inspiration for others. He mentioned the under 19 cricketer from Chennai Preethi Srinivasan. He said that Preethi has done a remarkable job by constituting the NGO ‘Soulfree’. Similarly Deepa Malik and Sajjan Singh Gurjar also made the country proud. Citing the example of famous classical danseuse Sudha Chandran, he said that she turned the weakness of legs into her strength and earned a name not only in the country but also in the world for her dance. Similarly Jagadguru Swami Ram Bhadracharya who is visually handicapped has written 120 books and is popularizing India in the world throughthe disabled persons passing out of the educational institute being run by him in Chitrakut. He encouraged the disabled by narrating the inspirational story of Tretayuga Rishi Ashtavakra. The President said that organizing the mega camp in Gwalior is a commendable initiative to share the problems of the disabled. Indian Red Cross Society Haryana, Government of Madhya Pradesh, district administration and ALIMCO and Dhara Foundation connected with this event and other sansthas are worth appreciation.

Divyang Mitra Abhiyan to be launched in the state on the lines of Gwalior: CM Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the mega camp has been organised in Gwalior for disabled and senior citizens as per the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay’s sentiments. Along with distribution of ancillary equipments, swarozgar, rozgar and jobs have also been given to 1400 persons with disabilities. He said that a campaign will be launched for the welfare of the disabled in the entire state on the lines of the Disabled campaign being run in Gwalior district.

Chouhan said that with a little support even disabled persons can make a mark in different areas. The Chief Minister said that unique ID cards of one lakh 67 thousand disabled have been issued in the state. Government grants Rs 2 lakh as honorarium on a disabled’s marriage. The money is deposited in the accounts of 4 lakh disabled persons of the state with one click. Government is giving disabled pension of Rs 500 per month.

Camp organized with the resolve not to let any person suffer – Prof. Solanki

Haryana Governor Professor Kaptan Singh Solanki said that this camp has been organized with the resolve not to let any disabled and senior citizen remain in pain. He said that the Haryana Red Cross Society works for the welfare of mankind on a seven sutras that include humanity, neutrality, independence, impartiality, voluntary service and globalism. For this Haryana Red Cross Society has even bagged the national award in the year 2013. The Society organizes inter-state camps. It is supporting the Gwalior camp also.

Initiative on death anniversary of Pt. Deenadayal Upadhyaya- Union Minister Tomar
Union Minister of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar said that this event has been organized on the death anniversary of father of Integrated Humanism Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya. He expressed his gratitude towards all the institutes connected to this event. He said that Government of India’s Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment is coming up to the expectations of the Prime Minister.

MP government’s efforts in the field of disabled welfare commendable –Gehlot

Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawarchand Gehlot said that the ministry has organized over 6,250 such camps. In this series, it has organized the 282nd mega camp in Gwalior. In the last three and a half years the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has provided ancillary equipments to over 9.5 lakh beneficiaries at the cost of Rs 600 crores. Gehlot said that the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has created 5 Guiness Book of World Records in the field of social welfare, Government has made changes in the law keeping the interests of the disabled in mind. Earlier there were 7 categories of disabled which has now increased to 21. Lauding the Madhya Pradesh government he said that here 6 percent posts in government jobs are reserved for disabled and they are given more pension compared to other states.

President distributes ancillary equipments

President Kovind and other guests distributed ancillary equipments to 10 beneficiaries on stage in a symbolic form. Gopal Garg of Masjid Wali Gali, Madhoganj was granted a motorized tricycle, Smt. Sugra Begum of Lalitpur Colony was given wheelchair., Ku. Simran Mahour of Shriram Colony Gol Pahadia (artificial leg), visually handicapped beneficiary NK Gupta , resident Bhagirath Residency Bank Colony was provided a smart cane and hearing impaired six-year-old boy Vansh of Ghasmandi was given a cochlear implant. Similarly, under the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana, Smt. Kamladevi of Surinagar CP Colony was provided with a dentures and Ashok Kumar of Gospura no. 1 Gwalior was given a spectacle. Under Swarozgar Yojana, dona pattal construction machine was given to Vipin Pathre of Tapu Mohalla Naya Bazaar and appointment letter for the post of lecturer at Amar Jyoti School and Rehabilitation Centre was handed over to literate disabled youth Sultan. The President handed over keys of a pucca house to Smt. Krishna Devi of Ranipura Char Shahar ka Naka under Housing Scheme.

Smart phones, smart canes to motorized tricycles distributed

As many as 119 battery-run tricycles, 762 tricycles, 277 wheelchairs, 1236 creches, 50 smart phones for visually handicapped, 34 braille canes, 36 braille kits and 19 braille slates, 30 daisy players and battery run 127 smart canes were distributed under ADIP Yojana at the Free Ancillary Equipment Distribution ceremony. Besides 742 ear machines were distributed to hearing impaired, 38 rollators to children unable to walk, 268 MSID kits to mentally challenged, 324 callipers and prosthesis (artificial parts) to persons with bone deformities, 26 ADL kits to lepers and same number of cell phones and CP chairs to three cerebral palsy affected persons.

Power glasses, tripods and canes to senior citizens

Under the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana, 1089 walking sticks, 806 power glasses, 250 wheelchairs, 773 hearing aids, 417 tripods, 197 tetrapods, 85 dentures, 14 crutches and three foldable walkers were distributed.

The samaroha began and ended with the national song. At the onset, the President and other guests lit the lamp. The President was presented with a statue of Shalbhanjika as a memoir.

Rs 2 crore 90 lakh worth 8,108 artificial parts and ancillary equipments were presented to 4,271 disabled and senior citizens at the mega camp under ADIP and Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana. Certificated of rozgar, swarozgar and jobs were handed over to nearly 1400 disabled persons marked under the campaign launched to make Divyang Mitras of Gwalior district.

Madhya Pradesh Governor Smt. Anandiben Patel, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Urban Development and Housing Minister Smt. Maya Singh and Higher Education and Public Service Management Minister Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya were special guests on the occasion. Among other prominently present on the occasion were Secretary Department of Disabled Empowerment of Union ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Smt. Shakuntala D Gamlin, Joint Secretary Dr. Prabodh Seth, Divisional Commissioner BM Sharma, CMD ALIMCO DR Sarin, IG Anshuman Yadav and Collector Rahul Jain besides local public representatives, large number of disabled persons, senior citizens and elite citizens.-Window To News
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