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Special Measures being taken to ensure socio-economic empowerment of Specially Abled persons: Dr Shehrish

Special Measures being taken to ensure socio-economic empowerment of Specially Abled persons: Dr Shehrish

Distributes 80 Motorized scooties among divyangs; Reiterates commitment to ensure their dignified life


BARAMULLA, JULY 06 (RNA) : Asserting that the district administration will explore every possibility to ensure the empowerment of specially abled persons, Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr Syed Shehrish Asgar today remarked that special measures are being taken to realise the ambition of socio-economic empowerment of such persons. She said that Divyangs are the part and parcel of our society and every endeavor shall be taken so that they live their lives with dignity and honour. The DC made these remarks during a distribution camp which was organised by the Department of Social Welfare Baramulla in order to provide aid and appliances to the physically challenged persons. The distribution camp was organised as part of the special program which was inaugurated by the Hon'ble Lieutenant Governor of J&K with virtual participation of the functionaries of district administrations. On the occasion, the DC distributed 80 Motorized Scooties among the identified beneficiaries. She also interacted with them and listened their aspirations during which they demanded that further measures should be taken for their empowerment which includes routine interaction with the concerned authorities for redressing their grievances. While assuring that all their geniune concerns shall be heard, Dr Shehrish directed to disseminate awareness among these persons regarding the welfare schemes and programmes that have been specially designed for their welfare. She emphasized upon the concerned authorities to integrate them with the ambitious Mission Youth so that sustainable livelihood opportunities are facilitated for them. Moreover, the DC directed to organise special camps at Tehsil levels for meeting out some of their demands that have been highlighted by them during the program. Meanwhile, District Social Welfare Officer Baramulla Nisar Ahmad Wani enlightened about the various schemes, sponsored by Social Welfare Department for their welfare and said the objective of providing these scooties is to empower the specially-abled persons so that they can live in society with dignity and honor. He appraised the DC that there is a requirement of about 600 such Scooties based on the persistent demand of the eligible beneficiaries. Among others Additional District Development Commissioner Aijaz Abdullah Saraf,Accounts Officer Showkat Ali Khan and other officers and officials were present on the occasion.

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