Imphal, March 26, 2018 (DIPR): Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt. Nemcha Kipgen today strongly urged Manipur State Commission for Women (MSCW) to reach out to all women including those who reside in the far flung areas for any awareness programmes, activities and seminar conducted for the welfare of them as the present government firmly believes in inclusive development.
She was speaking on the inaugural function of the Two Days State Level Seminar on the topic “Promotion and Welfare for Women with Disabilities” organized by Manipur State Commission for Women under the aegis of National Commission for Women, New Delhi.
Addressing the gatherings as Chief Guest, Minister Nemcha stated that the topic “Promotion and Welfare for Women with Disabilities” chosen for this seminar is apt in present scenario since women and children are often tag as the ‘vulnerable sections’ of the society. She further highlighted that there are many issues and challenges faced specially by those differently-abled women in the state. Mostly, they are challenged by the obstacles which restrict their ability to play significant roles in the society. So, such seminar will serve as a platform for these women to open doors for their self-sustainability and independence.
Social Welfare Minister Nemcha also highlighted the various schemes implemented by the State Social Welfare Department for the welfare and upliftment of women of Manipur especially disable women, destitute, divorced, widows etc. She firmly believed that through such schemes and programmes the differently abled persons of the state will be empowered.
She also asserted that the Union Government too have introduced many innovative schemes including scholarship for person with disabilities, providing employment to persons with disabilities, assistance to disabled persons for purchase/fitting of aids and appliances, schemes of Deen Dayal Disabled Rehabilitation which is aim to promote voluntary action for person with disabilities, national award for the employment of person with disabilities, etc.
Minister Nemcha Kipgen lauded MSCW for working selflessly for the empowerment of women in the state. So far, the commission has solved 666 cases out of the total 701 cases receive.
Delivering a Presidential Speech, Chairperson (MSCW), Dr K. Sobita Devi expressed that the objective of organizing this seminar is not just to strengthen the differently-abled women about their spiritual power, adorned in their mind and body, but also to overcome all the agonies and hurdle that they may face in the future by sharing, learning and gaining essential knowledge pertaining to their rights.
Smt. Soibam (O) Neelima Devi, Member (MSCW), Dr Farida Shah, Member (MSCW), Smt. Ranjita Golmei, Member (MSCW) graced the occasion as Guests of Honour and women participants and concerned officials also attended the function.
The inaugural function will be followed by technical sessions on various topics.