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Govt Launches Rs 100 Cr Projects For People With Disabilities

On February 21, 2024, Dr. Virendra Kumar, the Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, virtually launched several projects valued at over Rs 100 crore. These initiatives, focused on improving rehabilitation facilities and promoting inclusivity, highlight the government’s dedication to citizen welfare. The inauguration ceremony featured the introduction of crucial facilities across various regions.

Government’s Commitment to Empowerment

  • Addressing the ceremony, Dr. Virendra Kumar reiterated the Government’s commitment for the empowerment of persons with disabilities, acknowledging the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders.
  • Minister of State Kumari Pratima Bhowmik and senior MP Ravi Shankar Prasad also lauded the progress and shared vision towards empowering the disabled community, echoing Prime Minister Modi’s vision of a strong and capable India.

Comprehensive Approach to Disability Empowerment

  • In his address, Secretary, DEPwD (Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities) Shri Rajesh Aggarwal highlighted the Government’s approach towards disability empowerment, emphasizing the expansion of facilities and partnerships with the private sector to enhance training and education opportunities.

Inaugurated Facilities

1.Vocational Training Centre at SVNIRTAR, Cuttack

  • Spanning an area of 4563 square meters, this facility will offer comprehensive vocational training to disabled individuals, including courses in LED repair, beauty therapy, mobile hardware repair, and soft skills.
  • Equipped with workshops, halls, and hostel accommodations, it represents a beacon of hope and opportunity for the disabled community.

2.Accessible Hostels

  • Hostels at CRC Patna & Guwahati were virtually inaugurated, ensuring accommodation and support for disabled students pursuing education and training.

3.Newly Constructed Buildings

  • Composite regional centers in Rajnandgaon, Davanagere, and Gorakhpur welcomed their newly constructed buildings, enhancing the infrastructure for rehabilitation and support services.

4.Foundation stone laid for Hydrotherapy Unit

  • In collaboration with The Hans Foundation, NIEPID, Secunderabad, laid the foundation stone for a Hydrotherapy Unit.
  • This initiative aims to revolutionize therapeutic interventions for persons with disabilities, setting a precedent for quality care across the nation.

Towards an Inclusive Future

  • As the nation strides towards a more inclusive future, these initiatives stand as testament to the government’s efforts in ensuring equal opportunities and dignity for all.

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