They should not be discriminated against, says Judge
International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed at the Sneha Society for Rural Reconstruction here on Sunday.
Senior Civil Judge S.V.P. Suryachandrakala said the differently-abled were not inferior to anyone.
With the initiative and direction of Supreme Court the Central Government introduced several schemes for the welfare of the differently-abled and people must not discriminate against them, she said.
She also said the court would ensure the distribution of scholarships to the differently-abled children directly at their hostels. The children at the Sneha Society special school staged cultural shows.
Mayor Akula Sujatha, corporator Changu Bai, IMA former president Vinode Kumar Gupta and society secretary S. Sidhaiah attended.
Jaipur legs distributed
Artificial legs (Jaipur legs) were distributed to 21 beneficiaries at a function conducted jointly by the Rotary Club and the Rotary Services Trust, Nizamabad in connection with the day.
Club president Jithendra Malani said they had been conducting the distribution of artificial legs programme every year since 2009. In all 35 differently-abled persons attended the camp and repairs were done to the Jaipur legs that were given earlier to some persons, he said.
Apoorva School Correspondent G. Kusumalatha Reddy attended as the chief guest. Trust chairman Bejugam Ashok, club secretary B. Prakash and Jagadeeswar Reddy participated.
The day was observed at Vikasam, the school for tribal disabled children at Utnoor. Mancherial Collector R.V. Karnan, who is also the Project Officer of Utnoor Integrated Tribal Development Agency told the gathering that the school was upgraded as a residential school. It now has a proper menu to follow in the mess. He said the next step in development of Vikasam will be intake of girl students in the school.
source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> States> Telangana / by Special Correspondent / Nizamabad – December 04th, 2017