By- Konthoujam Gita Chanu
Trinamool Congress MLA K Sharat today assures to put up the issues being face by persons with disabilities in the upcoming winter session of Manipur Legislative Assembly which is set to begin from December 18.
“I will rock the state assembly for depriving the rights of my fellow disabled brothers and sisters”, K Sharat said.
In a function organized in connection with the grand feast for women with disabilities as a part of the Ningol Chakkouba celebration organized by International Handicapped Welfare Mission Khumbong at Ibudhou Korou Hanba Sanglen, the Trinamool congress MLAs said that many of the talented but handicapped persons who had brought laurels to the state by winning medals in different National Championship have been often deprived by the present government.
“When normal sports persons return back with medals or trophy in any national or international championship they were facilitated with even government post, but when a handicapped sport persons or talented craft persons brings laurels of the state in international or national arena they were left to celebrate at their own”, MLA Sharat lamented.
He questioned the reason for such discrimination towards the people who are born differently from normal people by the government of Manipur.
MLA K Sarat is also one among the MLA who has been providing a some of rupees 200 each to 202 persons with disabilities of Konthoujam assembly constituency where he is representing.
Around 200 people mostly women and girl with disabilities attended today’s grand feast organized in connection with Ningol Chakkouba celebration.
“It is good for the government to reserve 3% seat in government jobs, but how many of the government institutions are following the guidelines provided by the PWD Act”, Tejkumar question.
He further said that all people especially those persons with disabilities should know the rights and other form of privilege provided by both the state and central government for promoting the standard of their living.
Prominent figure like, Padmashri, O Nabakishor, Ch. Bijyenti Devi, GP member, Th. Joychandra, Deputy Director, Social welfare and Th. Ghanbhir Singh Pradhan also attended as dignitaries in today’s function.