Differently-abled boy struggles with no scheme benifits
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 11, 2019: A 20 yeras old differently-abled boy, Arow CT from Thingba Khunou Village, Senapati who is studying in class X at Oinam Hill government high school was found struggling without any benefits from government schemes.
Arow CT is the son of Thozii CP and Dahu RS.
The boy and his family were unaware of the government welfare schemes which are especially established for the dfferently-abled persons due to lack of communication from the outside world.
The village of Arow is located about 65 kilometers far from Senapati head quarter and is a remote hill village.
Topographically, the village is situated near Kachai village under Ukhrul district.
Though the ‘Go to hills’ mission fails to reach the family as the family mbers were illiterate about the mission.
The condition of the boy was found while organising a one day legal awareness programme held on April 17 at Oinam hill government high school in collaboration with Senapati District Bar Association. It was organized to aware the public under NALSA schemes. The schemes covers for child friendly legal services to children and their protection scheme, 2015; legal services to the mentally III and disabled persons scheme, 2015; and effective implementation of poverty alleviation scheme, 2015.
Dahu, mother of Arow told reporters yesterday at the office of District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), Senapati, that the family takes up farming and they do not have knowledge of schemes. He has been disabled since birth with congenital right limb deficiency and multiple congenital deformities with a degree of 85 percent disability, she added.
She urgs the government to give him necessary help assistance so that he could achieve his ambition to become a theologian and musician.
She said since conception she has never been to hospital for routine check up during pregnancy period. She give birth Arow at a hospital through caesarean process after an advice of doctor. Arow has been brought up without help assistance from the government as the family was not aware of schemes of a disable person, she added.
Chairman of DLSA, Senapati, A. Noutuneswhari Devi said she met Awro while organizing the awareness programme. After knowing the facts from the headmaster of the said school, K. Pukeni, DLSA have submitted a brief report of the condition of Arow to member secretary, MASLSA and requested to place the report before executive chairman MASLSA and also to NALSA to take necessary action, she added.
She further said DLSA also made a written request to the managing director, Shija Hospital, Langol to extend necessary possible means to Arow under the scheme of Smile Train India and a positive response is expected from the hospital.
She instructed PLVs to give legal assistance for getting benefit under Tribal Alleviation Scheme launched by the authority. The benefit will be given to Arow at the earliest, she added.
Headmaster of Oinam Hill Government high school, K. Pukeni said Arow has a lots of potential as he have been competing among the normal students in studies since nursery to class X. He could play various games including football and even can play guitar with his feet and hand, he added.
To motivate on his studies one of the teacher of the school give Rs. 500 monthly as help assistance, he said.
He appealed the government to give necessary help assistance for his better future.
District commissioner, Senapati, Somorjit Salam give financial assistance of Rs. 20,000 to Arow and application form to get benefit from government schemes through social welfare dpartment.
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