LAKHIMPUR, March 30: Teaching-Learning Materials (TLM) were distributed among 250 mentally challenged students of Lakhimpur and Dhemaji in an aspiring programme held from March 22 to 24 under the aegis of tiol Institute for Empowerment of Person with Intellectual Disability (NIEPID) of Secunderabad in association with Sarba Shiksha Abhiyan Mission of Lakhimpur district. The programme, which was organized at Padma th Gohain Baruah High School of North Lakhimpur town was iugurated by ADC Ashraful Amin who emphasised on the responsibility of the administration and the society towards the wellbeing of differently abled children in his lecture. He admired the NIEPID for coming forward to help the students of Lakhimpur with intellectual disability.
Attending the programme, District Social Welfare Officer Prashanta Borah highlighted the schemes of the department concerned meant for the help of the differently abled persons. He announced the programme of the Social Welfare Department to be held from March 26 to April 12 in association with the District Health Society in which the differently abled persons would be given the certificates of retardation. DEEO cum IS of Lakhimpur District Mridul Kumar th also delivered lecture in the programme. The In-Charge officer of NIEPID, G. Nivasulu demonstrated the use of the distributed TLMs and explained how the stakeholders would be benefitted from them. Spokesman of NIEPID Dr. Amrita Sahai, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Salvam, Physio-therapist K Robindra Purvasan were also present in the programme which was administered under the endeavor of Gujit Thakuria, the Lakhimpur District Programme Officer of SSA. The employees of Comprehensive Education under SSA of Lakhimpur and Dhemaji districts, the desigtors of the Parents’ Association of the differently abled children Krish Baruah and Santanu Kardong respectively extended due co-operation towards the successful conduct of the programme. DI Kakeswar Deka, SI Izazul Haque, Programme Officer of Dhemaji Aboni th, teachers of the PNGB High School and the parents of the students concerned were present in the programme.