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Modi govt committed to resolve grievances of disabled people: Ritika Trehan
12/3/2022 11:01:49 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Dec 3: Jiger, Dogra Sawa Sambhal Trust and Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline Gangyal under its Patron Sandhya Dhar today celebrated World Disability Day 2022 at Ram Leela Ground Gangyal. On this occasion, Commissioner Disabilities Iqbal Lone, Commissioner Relief and Rehabilitation MK Sidha, Dy Mayor Baldev Singh Billoria ,BJP Mahila Morcha J&K Spokesperson Ritika Trehan ,Social Activist Raman Gupta were invited as special guests. Earlier special guests were felicitated with bouqet and also lit traditional lamp to begin the programme.On the occasion, folk dance and modern dance items were presented by children. A colourful cultural programmes and a drawing competition were presented by the specially-abled children.
Commissioner Disabilities Iqbal Lone speaking on the occasion said that there was a need to introduce latest prosthetic, orthotic equipments to help people with disabilities (PwDs). He said that to create a vibrant society it was important to ensure every member is well taken care of. He reiterated the government's commitment to support the persons with disabilities so that these people with special needs can feel inclusive in the society. He appreciated all those present to celebrate the 'Divyang Diwas' in honour of this significant section of the society. He specially lauded the Trust management for organizing the programme on the day specially dedicated to the disabled persons besides providing basic facilities to the differently-abled people.
Speaking on the occasion, Ritika Trehan said that as a society there are certain responsibilities of people towards such persons who need support more than anything else. She said International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an occasion to promote consciousness among general public about disability and at the same time celebrating achievements and contributions of persons with disability. She stressed for creating a conducive environment to make life of persons with disabilities easy so that they could feel comfortable in the society?. I am feeling proud to be part of such an event where I can give my time to the specially-abled people for whom we all need to do a lot of things," said Ritika, who donated Rs 20000 for welfare of disabled persons.
While referring to the keenness of government to ease up lives of persons with disabilities, she particularly pointed out department of social welfare for their support to differently abled by providing them with wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs and other incentives. Noting that disabled people were neglected again and again by the successive governments in the past, she said that the present dispensation under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to resolve all the grievances of disabled people. She assured that the special rights given to disabled people including their special rights for education, their rights for concession in fare and seat in passenger vehicles etc will be implemented in letter and spirit for which she will take up these issues with UT and District Administration. The present government is committed to address all the grievances of disabled people and with each passing day we are fulfilling the genuine demands of disabled people," she added.
Sandhya Dhar in her address said that a large number of disabilities are preventable, including those arising from medical issues during birth, maternal conditions, malnutrition as well as accidents and injuries. But due to lack of proper healthcare, aids and appliances, poorly trained health workers in rehabilitation centres has failed to react proactively to disabilities. Another important issue is that the education system is not inclusive.
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