Over 900 Divyangjans to receive aids and appliances

ITANAGAR, Jun 5: Assistive aids and appliances under the central government’s Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids & Appliances (ADIP) Scheme will be provided to over 900 Divyangjans (differently-abled persons) of the state.
The Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) will organize the distribution programme at the Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre here on 7 June.
Union Social Justice & Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot will also be present at the programme, ALIMCO general manager (GM) PK Dube said.
In connection with the programme, the ALIMCO GM called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu here on Tuesday morning.
Dube informed the CM that at least 957 differently-abled persons will be provided with aids and appliances worth Rs 27 lakhs free of cost. Several beneficiaries from East Siang district are also expected to attend the camp.
The items that will be distributed include contemporary aids and assistive devices such as DAISY players, smart canes and smart phones, wheelchairs, crutches, walking sticks, Braille kit, and hearing aid machines.
Elderly persons, who are not categorized as Divyangjan but have become disabled due to old age, will also be provided with physical aids and assisted-living devices during the camp, under the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana, Dube said.
Expressing happiness at the initiative, the CM said he would raise the issues and grievances of the differently-abled people of the state before the visiting union minister.
The capital complex administration and the social justice and empowerment & tribal affairs department are coordinating in conducting the camp, which is being organized under the aegis of the union social justice & empowerment ministry’s department of empowerment of persons with disabilities. (CMO)