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International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed; Nemcha Kipgen launches UDID Project in all the Districts of Manipur

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Imphal, Dec 3

As observed in around the globe Department of Social Welfare Government of Manipur today observed the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019 at Iboyaima Shumang Leela Shanglen. Minister of Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen graced the occasion as Chief Guest. This year theme for the celebration is ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda.’

Addressing the gatherings as Nemcha Kipgen announced that Unique Disability ID (UDID) for Persons with Disabilities project is already launched in all the 16 Districts of Manipur. It is a project which is being implemented with a view of creating a National Database for PwDs, and to issue a Unique Disability Identity Card to each person with disabilities. She exclaimed that this project will not only encourage transparency, efficiency and ease of delivering the government benefits to the person with disabilities, but also ensure consistency. It will also help in stream-lining the tracking of physical and financial progress of beneficiary at all levels of hierarchy of implementation i.e. from village level, block level, District level, State level and National level, she added.

Minister Nemcha further stated that Department of Social Welfare, Manipur in collaboration with ALIMCO, Guwahati have conducted various assessment camps to identify the differently-abled people for providing various aids and appliances. She called upon the attention of all concerned people, CSOs and NGOs to bring to the notice of the department who requires these aids and appliances.

Nemcha also expressed that Social Welfare Department, Government of Manipur is continuously striving for the welfare of the differently-abled community by implementing various welfare schemes and programmes namely Chief Minister Gi Shotharaba Singgi Tenbang, scholarship for the students, free transportation allowance, marriage incentive, amongst others.

While speaking on the occasion as Guest of Honour, Director, Social Welfare, Ng. Uttam Singh ardently appealed to all the public to directly bring to the notice of the department if they come across any deserving beneficiaries.

William Gurumayum

William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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