MANGALDAI: "It is the responsibility of society to treat differently-abled persons as blessings to the society than terming them as a burden of the society. Bed-ridden gifted talents of Darrang district namely Rup Sikha Nath who got admission in MA in JNU, New Delhi despite her disability since her birth has become a source of inspiration and role model not only to the differently-abled persons, but to all the abled persons. Another gifted talent Writusmita Hazarika too proved her excellence in HSSLC examination despite her inability to hear and speak. We must find out the differently-abled persons and extend all support and help for their all round growth and personal development," said septuagenarian social activist Niku Kataki. She made this appeal while inaugurating the 'International Day of Disabled Persons' at Kasturi Shishu Griha organized by Mangaldai Mahila Kalyan Samaj, a premier NGO of Darrang district on Saturday. Earlier she marked the inauguration of day by lighting a traditional earthen lamp.
Taking part in the function, chairman of Mangaldai Mahila Samaj Dr Radhika Devi, blood donor Shekhar Mazumdar, media person Bhargab Kumar Das, retired teacher Arabinda Hazarika and Nayan Moni Das of Social Welfare department also spoke on different issues relating to differently-abled persons.
Earlier, Secretary of Mangaldai Mahila Kalyan Samaj Rashmi Rekha Sarma in her welcome speech explained the activities of the NGO and the functioning of the Shishu Griha.
TINSUKIA: The World Disability Day was observed at Tinsukia district by Samagra Siksha Tinsukia under its Inclusive Education Programme. The programme for divyang children that began on November 27 in the respective blocks included guardian awareness programme, tree plantation, health check-up camp, sports and cultural events received overwhelming response from guardians and public.
The concluding event of week-long activities involving 5 Educational Blocks namely Hapjan, Kakopathar, Margherita, Sadiya and Tinsukia Urban was held centrally at GB Chowkhani HS School Makum on Saturday. The event was also marked by the presentation of 'Prerona Award' instituted by Madhyamik Shiksha who excelled HSLC examinations with 75 per cent marks. The recipient of the award was Bablu Mahato of Bipin Bora High School while another awardee was Bhanu Gogoi, a special trainer for divyang from Hoonlal HS School. The awards were presented by Binti Sarma DEEO Tinsukia. The programme moderated by Linuma Gogoi District Programme Officer Samagra Siksha also showcased sports events by divyang children under the guidance of Monoj Talukdar and Pranjal Hazarika of District Sports Office.