Imphal, September 9, 2017 (DIPR): Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt Nemcha Kipgen today expressed that under ‘Accessible India Campaign’, the State Government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh, is in the process of making 30(thirty) Government office buildings to be easily accessible for the Persons with Disabilities. The Minister stated this during her speech as Chief Guest at the 44th Foundation Day Celebration of Govt. Ideal Blind School, Takyel.
For the welfare of persons with disabilities, the department is implementing various social security schemes under State Plan like scholarship for the students with disabilities, unemployment allowance to the educated unemployed persons with disabilities, financial assistance to the PWDs, marriage incentive award, grant-in-aid to the organizations formed by the persons with disabilities or parents of severe disabilities, Nemcha added.
As a part of the celebration, Social Welfare Minister felicitated the students of this school who excels in their academic and in the field of sports at various state and national level competitions.
The authority of the school lauded the assistance extended earlier by the Minister for renovating the toilets and for installing water reservoir in the school campus.
Director Social Welfare, Smt Jacintha Lazarus, State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Manipur Dr. R.K. Kumarjit Singh and Joint Director Social Welfare, Smt Surrender A Shishak graced the occasion as the President, Guest of Honour and Special Guest respectively.