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East Siang observes International Day for Persons With Disability

East Siang observes International Day for Persons With Disability
December 04
01:17 2019

NET Bureau

International day for persons with disability was observed on Tuesday in east Siang in a befitting manner which started with Procession by school children and teachers.

A sensitization program was organized at the Mirem UPS where 37 Pasighat west MLA Ninong Ering graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The programme was attended by the host officers, teachers, school children, some differently abled persons and their escorts, Gam burahs, villagers and functionaries from the WCD.

MLA Ninong Ering in his speech lauded the efforts of the department in working towards the empowerment of the differently abled and said that there is a special need for the participation and equal opportunities to be ensured for the differently abled persons in all programmes whether in schools or offices and that the various programs could be implemented effectively if the department are sensitive to the needs of the differently abled persons. He also urged those present in the meeting, especially the local heads and leaders to come forward and to take advantage of the government policies and programmes and to sensitize those who were unaware.

In her keynote address Dy. Director (ICDS) PE Angu spoke on the significance of the day. She apprised the audience on the various programmes, benefits and rights the government has provided for the differently abled persons.

Some token of appreciations were handed over to the PWDs who had attended the programme by the chief guest. The Headmaster of the school and the Gam Buras of the village also spoke on the occasion.

An awareness meet was also organized this evening at the Pasighat Engo Takar Residential School. SDO Pasighat Oli Perme attended as chief guest who stressed that the differently abled persons must be included in the mainstream of the society by using their capabilities and enabling them to live a productive respectable life.

The Principal of the school while extending welcome address, remarked that there is no disability in the real sense and that it was only in our mind and attitude, while the DD(ICDS) spoke on the purpose of the day stressing on the need to prevent disability at the outset by taking care to cover all immunizations and ensure check-ups especially during pregnancy, touching on the subject of PMMVY where first time mothers are provided with a financial amount of Rs. 5000 by the government.

Jitor Pertin an empowered person with sight debility spoke on how he overcame his handicap to stand on his own as a musician and advised the children to respect every person and to “learn to listen and then only will you listen to learn.” He also played a lyrical number on his guitar which touched the hearts of all those present on the occasion.

Samy Moyong, physiotherapist, BPGH also spoke on the various kinds of disabilities, causes and the prevention of debilitating illnesses.

The DDSE and other officers along with the parents, students and teachers attended the programme.

Earlier on Monday (Dec-2), painting and drawing competitions were organized for school children wherein prizes were given away to the winning competitors by the Dy. Director (ICDS) East Siang District.


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