Friday, January 17th, 2020

Differently Abled Persons Are Highly Talented And Several Achievements To Their Credit : Sushma Swaraj

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New Delhi, The central government is fully committed for empowerment of disabled. While addressing the largest gathering at a mega composite distribution camp organized for free distribution of assistive aids and devices for persons with disabilities in Raisen, Madhya Pradesh today. Mr Thaawar Chand Gahlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment said that a composite regional centre for disabled will be set up at a cost of Rs. 50 Crores in Madhya Pradesh and urged the MP Chief Minister to provide the land for the regional center. The disabled are highly talented and some of them are working as Advocates and Charted Accountant. He applauded the performance of blind cricket team of India , which won the World Cup for disabled in cricket , which was recently held.Disabled sports persons have secured gold and silver medals for India, in the recently concluded sports events abroad. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Krishna Pal Gurjar, MoS for Social Justice & Empowerment said that the union government has taken several initiatives for the welfare of differently abled persons. Participating in the function, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister of External Affairs said that the Government is providing modern devices and appliances to the differently abled for their mobility and enabling their normal life. Presiding over the function, Mr Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh said that state government has launched several schemes for the socio, economic development of disabled. Modern Battery Run Tricycles, Hearing Aids, Smart Cane, Tablets, Mobile Phones and Financial assistances have been distributed to 4248 disabled in this mega camp valuing more than Rupees three and half crores. The Madhya Pradesh State Forest Minister Dr Gauri Shanker Shejwar welcomed the gathering. Several ministers of Madhya Pradesh and  Haryana participated in the function.The mega composite distribution camp is organized by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) in association with MP state administration.Several senior officers of Ministry Social Justice and empowerment have participated in the event.

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