Education Department holds awareness rally

Excelsior Correspondent

Participants during awareness rally at Leh.— Excelsior/Stanzin
Participants during awareness rally at Leh. — Excelsior/Stanzin

JAMMU, Dec 1: Education Department organized an awareness rally on the theme “Break Barriers and Open Doors to realize an inclusive society for all”.
The rally aimed to educate the masses for inclusive society was attended by Rewa, Munsel and PAGIR member as well as student from various schools.
The rally commenced from Government Girls Higher Secondary and culminated at Historical Polo Ground. Holding ply cards and banners the participants appealed the public to recognise the ability of specially-abled children for an inclusive society.
Addressing the gathering, the speakers highlighted the attitude of people towards the specially-abled person. Appealing the masses to recognize the special abilities of disabled person REWA Administrative Superv-isor Thinles Norboo said that nobody is perfect in the world and there is disability in every one of us but it may vary from person to person therefore one should give ample of opportunity to the specially abled person.
He also urged the parent of physically challenged person to give proper education and encouragement to their kids so that they can contribute to the society.
Education HQ Assistant Sonam Dorjay said that Education Department in its endeavour for inclusive education set up hostel which first of kind in the State for specially-abled children at Chushot where 25 physically challenged children are studying with other normal students and so far 11 such student passed out matriculate examination. He added that Education Department has been organizing various activities such painting, dancing and games competition among such student.
PAGIR President Mohammad Iqbal said that such rally hold meaningful when some of the demands get fulfilled. He urged the parent to give equal education opportunity to physically challenged person so that they can contribute to the society. Citing an example of number of successful physically challenged student, he stressed the members not to lose their heart rather gather enough courage to face any challenges in life.
Munsel Secretary Saria Radhu expressing her anguished over Government apathy towards physically challenged person said that Government has failed to provide land to NGOs working for the welfare of physically challenged person. She said that the newly built market had no ramp provision for physically challenged person which shows the attitude of Government.

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