Imphal, Dec. 3
Minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar yesterday attended the World Disable Day observance organised by the Handicapped Welfare Association Manipur State Head Office, Yairipok Top Chingtha Imphal East, at the Khuthabi Ground, Yairipok Top Chingtha, Andro Constituency, Imphal East.
World Disable Day or International Day of Disabled Persons is celebrated this year with the theme “empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. The day celebrated annually on December 3 was promoted as an international observance by the United Nations from 1992 in order to promote the awareness about the people as well as to encourage them by implementing a lot of assistance in their real life to enhance their way of life and remove social stigma towards them.
Speaking as the chief guest of the function, Minister Th. Shyamkumar said that all human beings must accept life as a gift from god. Stating that we must dedicate our life working for the welfare of the people, he said by observing the day we are honouring differently abled people with the objective that we as a society live united as one pursuing for a sustainable and equitable development.
Stating that differently abled people are given special skills, he lauded them for working for their livelihood in different sectors contributing in the nation building process. He said as per the initiative of the Chief Minister, pension schemes are distributed to the differently abled people and assured that all will be covered under the scheme. He assured that initiatives have been taken by Government to give livelihood and equalization of opportunities to the differently abled persons so that they can achieve financial independence.
As part of the function blankets were distributed to 180 differently abled persons. The function was attended by K Inaoucha Devi, Tulihal Zilla Parishad, Yumnam Tomba Meitei, Pradhan Yambem GP and local residents of the area.
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