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Problems faced by specially-abled persons discussed, awareness stressed

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From our Staff Correspondent

Dibrugarh, April 18: The day-long training programme on equality to specially-abled persons was held at the training room of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Tuesday under the aegis of Shishu Sarothi in association with the district administration.

The executive director of Shishu Sarothi, Arman Ali, in his address, dwelt at length about the problems usually faced by the specially-abled persons and various steps taken in order to end such problems. He stressed creation of more awareness among the people so that specially-abled persons could participate in all spheres of life along with the others in the society.

According to census report of 2011, out of 19, 876 specially-abled persons in Dibrugarh district, 10,682 are male while 9,194 are female.

The legal coorditor of Shishu Sarothi, Ambalika Sepati while speaking on the occasion, gave a detailed account of law enshrined by the Union Government for specially-abled persons and also referred to the newly-introduced 21 new sections of law for them in 2016.

The Deputy Commissioner, Laya Madduri also emphasized on more awareness for taking up certain steps for the welfare of specially-abled persons. Additiol Deputy Commissioner Ankur Bharali offered vote of thanks to all participants. Senior officials and heads of various departments and office bearers of NGOs took part in the training programme.

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