MP leading State in welfare of Divyangjan: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Feb 2018 11:31:05

Staff Reporter,

A workshop on ‘Inclusive India for intellectual and developmental disabilities’ was organised at Swarna Jayanti auditorium of RCPV Naronha Academy of Administration and Management in the State capital on Saturday. Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Dr Thawarchand Gehlot presided over the programme. The workshop was organised under the joint aegis of National Trust, Department of Disabled Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, and Department of Social Justice, Madhya Pradesh Government.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurating the workshop mentioned ‘Antyodaya Darshan’ of Pt Deendayal Upadhyay and said that giving benefit to last person in the society is the prime objective of the government.Highlighting the efforts and works for the welfare of Divyangjan, Chouhan said that the State Government has made new innovative schemes in this connection so that they can use their talent and capacity with their full efficiency and could participate in the development.

Chief Minister said there is no dearth of capacity, energy and talent in disabled persons. With just a little support from the society and the government, such persons can work wonders in life and extend their best contribution in the society. He said that government is creating such an atmosphere for the all round development of disabled persons in which they can utilise their talent and capacity for the society.

Expressing happiness over the unique schemes launched by the centre for the disabled, the Chief Minister said that the disabled persons will be provided all benefits of the schemes in Madhya Pradesh. He said that Madhya Pradesh is leading state in welfare of persons with disabilities. CM Chouhan said that Rs 500 per month pension facility has been introduced for persons with multiple disabilities in Madhya Pradesh.

Currently, this facility is being provided to about four lakh disabled persons. Now, disabled persons are being provided with Rs 2 lakhs instead of Rs 50,000 for marriage purpose. Chouhan said the Government will act effectively on the suggestions of experts and social workers related to the welfare of the disabled persons. The Chief Minister distributed certificates to boys and girls with disabilities on the occasion. National Trust’s Joint Secretary Mukesh Jain discussed the objectives of the workshop. Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Minister Gopal Bhargav, Member of Parliament Alok Sanjar, Principal Secretary Social Justice  Ashok Shah and social service organisations also attended the workshop.