- Khandu assures special budget provisions to PwDs
ITANAGAR, Mar 04: Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra on Thursday advised the divyangjan to resolve to be happy and concentrate on positive and life sustaining activities that they can do well with human dignity.
Interacting with them after witnessing a cultural event – ‘Divya Kala Shakti’ performed by the divyanjan at D K Convention Hall here, the governor motivated them and said that their success and happiness lie in them only. He exhorted them not to let their physical handicap check their spirit from becoming the performers.
Impressed by the cultural display, Mishra said that the participants in the programme are extraordinary individuals who have the perseverance and endurance to shine.
He asked them to be self confident and attempt to carry on with appropriate activities like any other individual.
The governor expressed his hope that the department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the union ministry of Social Justice, empowerment and Tribal affairs will periodically organise such events in future too.
The cultural programme was organized to showcase the talents and skill of divyang children and youth in performing and fine arts by the departments of Social Justice and Empowerment and Tribal Affairs (SJETA), Women & Child Development and Health, in collaboration with Cuttack based Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, under department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.
Participants from Assam, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, Odisha, Meghalaya and Nagaland presented folk dances, Bihu, Satriya and Kathak dances.
Yoga, body building and martial arts were also displayed and physically challenged participants from Delhi also presented basketball sance.
Two such events were conducted at Rashtrapati Bhavan and in Parliament complex in 2020.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Minister (SJETA) Alo Libang and other dignitaries were present in the cultural programme.
Witnessing the event Khandu declared to make special budget provisions for the people with disabilities in the current budget session.