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Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students announced

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Specially abled protest in Srinagar

L to R: Governor Satya Pal Malik attends a function that was held in Jammu to observe World Disability day while as specially abled people take to streets in Srinagar demanding implementation of disabilities act 2018. PHOTOS/KI

Jammu/Srinagar, Dec 03: In an initiative for empowerment of the state’s specially-abled students, Governor Satya Pal Malik Monday announced institution of ‘JK Govt Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students’.

Under the scheme scholarship of Rs1 lakh each will be awarded every year to a meritorious specially-abled boy and girl student on ‘International Day for Disabled Persons’ being observed annually on December 03, a Raj Bhavan spokesman said.

It said the main objective of the scholarship to the students with special needs is to assist and encourage them to study as well as acquire technical/professional/vocational training so as to enable them to earn a dignified living and to become useful members of society.

“Differently abled students need different types of supports to realize their dream and the scholarship scheme announced by the Governor would go a long way in helping the specially-abled students of the state to realize those dreams,” the Raj Bhavan spokesman said.

Meanwhile, physically challenged persons took to streets in Srinagar on the eve of World Disability Day.

Protestors alleged that the government was not serious about addressing their issues and are just making lip service by observing the day.

They said that if the government was really serious about the specially abled, it would not delay implementation of disabilities act 2018.

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