CRC holds rehabilitation camp: 260 aids, appliances distributed among Divyangjans under ADIP Scheme
SRINAGAR: The Composite Regional Centre (CRC) for Skill Development, Rehabilitation and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, Bemina, Srinagar organized day long rehabilitation cum distribution camp for Persons with Disabilities.
The event was organized as part of commemorating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The rehabilitation camp is one of the Camps that the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has been organizing in 72 locations across the country.
It aims at to build a vision to have an inclusive society in which equal opportunities are provided for the growth and development of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjans).
More than 300 beneficiaries (PwDs) and their siblings attended the camp and over 260 aids and appliances were distributed by the institution among the registered beneficiaries under ADIP scheme of the Ministry.
These include 200 hearing-aids, 17 prosthesis and orthoses, 15 MSIED Kits, 14 Smart-canes, 02 Braille kits, 51 Wheel-chairs, 06 Tri-cycles and 20 Crutches.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Cluster University Srinagar (CUS) Prof Qayyum highlighted that the University will extend every help to CRC in terms of floating of academic courses.
He said there was a need of developing mechanism for specially-abled persons by way of providing them some monthly incentives as social Security as is prevailing in western countries.
He said that there was a need to float skill development short term courses for them so that they can get livelihood at their own.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and Assistant Secretary MSJ&E, Government of India (GoI) highlighted the need of generating awareness among the specially-abled persons with regard to the schemes being implemented by the GoI.
Speaking at the occasion, Director CRC expressed his pleasure and said rehabilitation camp will prove to boost the morale of specially-abled persons (Divyangjans) of the society.
The Director also highlighted the activities, services, awareness programmes being implemented and developments that took place in this institution from the last few years.