J&K | Attended an event organised by Kalpana Kala Kendra on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Felicitated the individuals & institutions who have overcome challenges in life to excel in various sectors & made outstanding contribution to empower Divyangjan: LG Manoj Sinha

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Govt is committed to end all discrimination and create an inclusive, just and equitable society in which our Divyangjan enjoy equal opportunities and are able to realise their potential and dreams: LG

Various initiatives for inclusion of Divyangjans have been taken in J&K, like J&K Rights to Persons with Disabilities Rules, Appointment of a Disability Commissioner for focused attention, Registration with National Trust emphasizing commitment to Intellectual Disabilities: LG

The Administration has also taken steps to recognise 100% visual disability as benchmark disability for MTS post, increase in number of benchmark disabilities for various posts in Govt sector, 200% increase in distribution of retrofitted scooties to achieve saturation: LG

I urge all sections of the society to join the J&K Administration’s endeavour in ensuring Divyangjan’s complete integration into the mainstream and their effective participation in socio-economic activities with dignity: LG Sinha