State Platform of Disabled People’s Organisations (SPDPO), Manipur today celebrated its 4th foundation day at Manipur Press Club, Imphal.
On the occasion of the foundation day, SPDPO today submitted a memorandum with a list of Threatening the concerned government’s authority to initiate with various agitations such as blocking the road, demands for the welfare of people with disabilities to the Deputy Speaker, Manipur State Assembly, Government of Manipur, MK Preshow Shimray who were also present at the function as Chief Guest. The demands are to provide a state policy for disability, to assure full security for women and children with disability, to include a proper budget for persons with disabilities in the state, to create barrier free environment, to allot office room with asset for SPDPO Manipur and to provide state health insurance for persons with disabilities.
Speaking on the occasion as a guest of honour, general secretary, All Manipur NGO Forum, Kh Chinglen said that there is a need of good governance in the state. The present situation of the state such as frequent blasts, rape cases, problems of insurgents, etc truly depicts that the state is fully handicapped. He said that the people with disabilities face lot of challenges and there are lot of difficulties faced by them which needs to be addresses by the government and which can be possible only when there is good governance.
President, SPDPO, Dr Sapam Jasowanta Singh presided at the function. State commissioner for persons with disabilities, IAS L Nabakishwor Singh, assistant commissioner, Kangpokpi, Chunglenmang Kipgen, senior advocate, Daniel Ransan and editor, Naharolgi Thoudang, Khoyam Loya attended the function as guests of honour. Chairman, foundation for innocent smile, Netherland, William de Vries also graced the function as special guest.