As assured by the Social Welfare Minister Smt Nemcha Kipgen that none of the old-aged people of the state will be deprived of their rights, officials of the department today handed over Old Age Pension Card under Manipur Old Age Pension (MOAP) Scheme to visually impaired, 87 years old Mainam Ningol Chaobi Devi at her residence in Thoubal.
Along with the MOAP card, one-year full pension amount was also provided to Chaobi Devi, who is blind since birth and who has been living without getting any pension benefits under government scheme.
The Minister urged the people to bring to the notice of the department about anyone who are entitled for any pension benefit or scheme under the department, but still did not receive any such till now.
Nemcha also lauded the role played by media houses in being the voice of the voiceless people. (DIPR).