JAMMU, Sept 13: Former Deputy Chief Minister and MLA Gandhi Nagar, Kavinder Gupta today handed over one TVS Wego Scooty to a handicapped man namely Bawa Singh son of Surat Singh at Darap area of the Gandhi Nagar Constituency.
The provision of such type of scooters to the physically challenged persons is covered through Social Welfare Department by State Rehabilitation Council.
While speaking on the occasion, Kavinder Gupta said that there are many schemes of the Social Welfare Department for up-lifting of the weaker sections. He quoted the pension schemes, scholarship scheme, State marriage assistance program etc. He said that social workers from all the fields should come forward for helping such people of the society who are deprived of any type of amenity.
Gupta emphasized on formation of small groups of five persons in every locality and devote at least two hours a day for identifying the persons who need any type of assistance, so that they are deprived of the welfare schemes of Centre as well State Government schemes.
He said that Government is focused on empowering all citizens and create an inclusive environment for differently able people so that they can work normally in the society and live a dignified life with respect and honour. ”The aim of the Government is to help these people to grow into self reliant, independent individuals”, he added.
The MLA said that to help them, Government has made provisions to provide loan facilities so that they can work and open their own venture and earn their livelihood. He said that measures are also being undertaken to make access infrastructure friendly for differently-abled people by constructing ramps in Government offices, providing educational benefits, reviewing reservation rules and providing motorized tri-scooters.
District Social Welfare Officer Ranbireshwar Singh Jamwal, Baldev Blowria, Harbans Choudhary, Jaswant Singh, Mohinder Singh and several others were also present.