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Modi government committed to resolve grievances of disabled people: Khatana

JAMMU: Noting that disabled people were neglected again and again by the successive governments in the past, Member of Parliament, Gulam Ali Khatana on Saturday said that the present dispensation under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to resolve all the grievances of disabled people.

Khatana was speaking at a program organised by Jammu and Kashmir Disabled Welfare trust to observe the International Day for Persons with Disabilities in Akhnoor.

“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 Khatana, who was the chief guest on the ocassion.

He 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 he 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,” he added.

He was also given a charter of grievances by the Chairman of the trust. Khatana said that the issues flagged in the charter including the one regarding their re-verification will be taken up with the administration and he will try to get it resolved at earliest.

Former Minister Sham Lal Sharma, who was guest of honour, 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.

Sham Lal Sharma asserted that the BJP Govt led by PM Narendra Modi stands fully committed to provide succour to all the sections of the society with special focus on ameliorating the poor, needy and disabled persons. He appealed to the people at large to come forward and get involved in multiple philanthropic activities especially focussing on the differently abled persons. He assured that he would leave no stone unturned in resolving all their issues so that there is no hurdle at all in ameliorating the differently abled persons.

Earlier, Sushil Sharma, Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Disabled Welfare Trust welcomed the guests during the occasion of International day of persons with disabilities.

Sham Lal, President, J&K Disabled Welfare Trust, thanked the various guests and the prominent those who were present during the occasion. He thanked the BMO Akhnoor and Ayush Department, Akhnoor for organising free distribution of medicines and covid vaccination for people during the event. Atul Sudan State Vice President Jammu Joint Students Federation carried the proceedings of the programme.

Meanwhile on the occasion Jammu and Kashmir Disabled Welfare Trust distributed tri-cycles, wheel chairs, crutches and hearing aid machines to the needful disable people. The others who spoke during the occasion were Dr. BD Sharma Ex Director Health and Vice President Saksham NGO, Umesh Sharma Chairman Disable Care Foundation, Charan Dass Chairman JK Handicap Welfare Forum, Raghuvir Singh Social Activist, Sushant Gupta, SK Sharma, Tarsem Lal Vice President JKDWT, Shamsher Singh General Secretary JKDWT, Vakeel Chand Secretary JKDWT etc.

 

 

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