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PM Narendra Modi to felicitate Divyangjans at Vadodara Samajik Adhikarita Camp

News Agencies | First published: 22 October 2016, 9:43 IST
PM Narendra Modi to felicitate Divyangjans at Vadodara Samajik Adhikarita Camp

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Samajik Adhikarita camps in Vadodara, Gujarat, on 22 October, where aids and assistive devices will be distributed under the ADIP Scheme to Divyangjans.

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities [Divyangjan], Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is organising the event.

Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot, Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat Nitin Patel, Speaker of Gujarat State Assembly Ramanlal Vora, Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athwale, Krishna Pal Gurjar, Vijay Sampla, Minister of Gujarat for Social Justice and Empowerment , Women and Child Development Atmaram Parmar, Member of Parliament Ranjanben Bhatt and Ransinh Rathwa and other state dignitaries will also grace the occasion.

In the 169th Mega ADIP Camp more than 10,000 pre-identified Divyangjan beneficiaries will be benefited with contemporary aids and assistive devices by ALIMCO, E-Card of Niramaya Health Insurance Scheme of National Trust and Loan and Skill Training certificates issued by the NHFDC.

The aids and assistive devices and other facilities amounting approx Rs. 9.26 crore will be distributed in this camp.

High-end-devices aimed at imparting education, training and information technology awareness will be provided to needy Divyangjans.

The camp will be held under the ADIP Scheme of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which is in force since 1981 and further has been revised and adopted from April 1, 2014.

The main objective of the scheme is to provide latest and modern aids manufactured by various agencies such as National Institutes, Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India [ALIMCO], District Disability Rehabilitation Centres, State Handicapped Development Corporations, other local bodies and NGOs.

These aids are being given to the Divyangjans to promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation.

--ANI

First published: 22 October 2016, 9:43 IST
 
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