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Two-day ‘Improvised Accessibility and Mobility’ camp held at Jammu

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Jammu: Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone, Secretary Social welfare today inaugurated a two-day ‘Improvised Accessibility and Mobility’ camp at Rehari Chungi Jammu.

The camp is being organized by Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities Jammu and Kashmir Social Welfare Department in collaboration and supported by KIWANI Club New-Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Lone, Secretary Social welfare highlighted the recent developments in the Disability Sector which include the enactment of RPWD Act 2018 and its benefits for the overall empowerment of PWDs. Interacting with differently-abled persons, Lone said that Civil Society organisations needs to come forward for partnership and support to create the disabled-friendly environment for the best interest of persons with disabilities.

Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) M. Iqbal Lone said that this year will be marked as one of the important times for the Jammu and Kashmir because of the comprehensive framework placed for the empowerment, rights and entitlements for persons with disabilities. Since 10th December is celebrated as world Human Rights day and we are delighted to contribute in the live of persons with disabilities and the government is very keen for the overall welfare and empowerment of the disabled persons in our state. Iqbal Lone said that this two-day ‘Improvised Accessibility and Mobility ‘ camp for persons with the disability aims to  get PWDs registered for providing artificial limbs free of cost and will avail the benefits of several schemes provided by Social welfare department. A total of 80-90 beneficiaries are expected to be covered in this two days Prosthetic Aid Camp.

Director Social Welfare Jammu, DR Bharat Bhushan and other officers of allied departments supported this initiative by providing logistical support for this camp. Commissioner Disabilities acknowledged the support of officers from Social welfare department and volunteers who have been supporting this initiative to reach out the persons with disabilities for improving their mobility and accessibility.

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