ITANAGAR, Mar 05: Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra on Friday called for the participation of the people in securing a better future for the Divyangjans (differently-abled persons).
Addressing the Samajik Adhikarita Shivir at the D K Convention Centre here, the governor said “it is an acid test for every citizen to contemplate how much they can individually contribute for the differently abled people”.
The Governor further suggested the department of empowerment of persons with disabilities secretary to expedite the foundation laying for the Artificial Limb Manufacturing cum Wellness Centre (ALM&WC) in the state this month.
He pointed out that the establishment of the ALM&WC in Arunachal will beneficially address the requirement of the physically challenged and provide scope for employment and entrepreneurship in the field.
Earlier, while welcoming Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ratan Lal Kataria, the Governor said after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s coming to power, every fortnight a Central minister or a senior bureaucrat visits Arunachal Pradesh and assists the State in our development projects.
Mishra, on behalf of the people of the state thanked the prime minister for the efforts he has put for the development of Arunachal Pradesh.
Mishra further assured the Divyangjans that the Central and state governments will continue to lend helping hand to them and facilitate their development and progress in life.
Earlier, the governor distributed aids and assistive devices to the Divyangjans and senior citizens under the DIP Scheme of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana.
Among others, Health and Family Welfare minister Alo Libang, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities secretary Shakuntala Doley Gamlin, joint secretary Dr Prabodh Seth, and Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs commissioner Niharika Rai participated in the programme. (PRO)