Srinagar, August 04, (Scoop News)- N.N. Vohra, Governor, laid the foundation stone of Development Centre for People with Disabilities, Zaiba Aapa Institute of Inclusive Education, at Semthan in Bijbehara, Anantnag. The Centre is a project being built under the aegis of Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline with the objective
The Governor congratulated Javed Ahmad Tak, Social Activist and Honorary Chairman, Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline, for the success of his endeavours to establish an institution for the rehabilitation of differently abled people. The Governor also complemented Ms Sakina Itoo, Minister for Social Welfare, for securing State Cabinet approval for providing 3% reservation in jobs to differently abled people. In this context, he re-iterated the collective responsibility of Government and the entire society for taking all necessary steps for securing the rehabilitation of challenged persons.
The Governor stressed the need for sustained focus for evolving policies and programmes which fully meet the requirements of differently abled persons. In this regard he urged Ms Itoo, Minister for Social Welfare, to have undertaken a district-wise census for generating category wise data of differently abled people for such information being used to evolve relevant Government programmes for upgrading the lot of the Specially abled persons.
The Governor appreciated the high quality of the cultural and the sports programmes presented by the differently abled boys and girls of the institution. He informed Tak that the upcoming Institute shall be provided all necessary support.
Earlier, the Governor was briefed about the design of the upcoming Institue by its architect, Irshad Majeed, and the facilities which will be provided for the differently abled persons.
Ms. Sakina Itoo, Minister for Social Welfare, ARI &Trainings and Public Grievances, thanked the Governor for his philanthropic support and resolve to work untiringly for the welfare of the disadvantaged sections of the society. She also congratulated Tak for being persistent in helping differently abled people to enable them to live their life with dignity and respect.
Mr Abdul Gaffar Sofi, MLA, Homshalibugh, appreciated efforts of Tak in working zealously for the welfare of differently abled people and assured his continuous support to the Organisation.
Ms. Zakia Manzoor and Ms. Ifla Jan, Students of the Institution presented the Welcome address and Vote of Thanks, respectively on the occasion.