Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in association with PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Rotary Club, recently distributed hearing aids, tricycles, blind-canes and other devices to 2000 differently-abled persons.
Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar, Member of Parliament, Manoj Tiwari, Spokesperson of BJP and former Cabinet Minister, Shahnawaj Hussain, President, Sr. Vice President, Vice President of the Chamber – Mahesh Gupta, Mr. Gopal Jiwarajka, Mr. Anil Khaitan, along with Rotary Club President & Chairman Media Committee, PHD Chamber Rakesh Gupta were among the dignitaries present at the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Krishna Pal indicated that during the year 2016, the government might increase the budget for allocating different aids and other such devices to differently-abled persons from Rs.150 crore in the previous year to Rs.200 crore as the government has a mandate to make sure that every differently-abled person is equipped with equipment and aids suited to the desired requirement and empower them adequately.
He also shared that the Prime Minister Modi has given clear instructions to the Ministry to make sure that all differently-abled persons are identified across the country and given the aids and devices that can lead to be an easy life ahead. He also said that the government is conducting various surveys so that the job is conclusively done as per intended objectives of the government in this direction.
On this occasion, President, PHD Chamber, Mahesh Gupta along with President, Rotary Club & Chairman Media Committee, PHD Chamber, Rakesh Gupta also echoed their support to this noble cause. Sr.Vice President, PHD Chamber Gopal Jiwarajka extended the vote of thanks on this occasion.
Notably, the battery-fed tricycles currently cost to Rs.35,000 in which, the contribution of the government would be to the tune of Rs.25,000; and Rs.10,000 would come from the MP fund. The distribution exercise will happen after August 2016.