Imphal, Dec. 6: Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister ThongamBiswajit Singh maintained that serving the poor and downtrodden peoplewhen we are well and healthy is the most important virtue in life. The minister stated the statement on the 22nd foundation day of International Handicapped Welfare Mission (INHAWEM) Manipur which was held at LamyanbaShanglan,Palace Compound, Imphal today.
He further said that to serve the last man in the queue is the ideology of the present government. Recently, the state government has launched Chief Minister GiShotharabasinggi Tenbang, a scheme mainly for the differently abled person and old aged people. Minister said people should take benefit of the scheme as it includes scholarship to students with disabilities, free travel & concession to persons with Disabilities, benefits for old and aged, to name some.
Minister also assured to look into the demands of the International Handicapped Welfare Mission. He also announced to provide pension to hundred (100) disabled person every month from his end. Apart from this, Minister Biswajit also assured to increased Khomdram Angou Memorial Bravery Incentive Award from Ten thousand (10000) rupees to Twelve Thousand (12000) rupees.
He also asserted that the state government is keen in providing suitable Vocational trainings for the disabilities.
In connection with the 22nd Foundation Day of International Handicapped Welfare Mission,five families were the recipients of theKhomdramAngou Memorial Bravery Incentive Award (B.I Award) 2017 awarded for their sacrificing spirit and for leading a normal with a differently abled person. The award carries a cash prize of ten thousand rupees (Rs.10000) and a citation. Monthly pension for disable persons were also distributed.
Padmashri L. Nabakishore (Pension Donor), K. Sharat Singh Singh, (Pension Donor) Ex MLA, A. Guni Devi (Award Donor), L. Dhaneshwor Singh, Child Welfare Officer, Social Welfare Dept. were amongst others who attended this auspicious function.