Governor calls for effective implementation of acts for divyangjans

ITANAGAR, Jul 16: Governor BD Mishra has called for effective implementation of the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, so that every divyangjan in the state can avail the benefits of central and state government sponsored programmes and schemes.
During a meeting with the union social justice & empowerment ministry’s Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities Dr Kamlesh Kumar Pandey and his deputy Rakesh Kumar Rao at Raj Bhavan here on Monday, Mishra discussed providing to the differently-abled persons of the state the benefits available under the central and state government sponsored programmes for them.
He requested Pandey to take up with the Centre the matter of setting up a special school for divyangjan children in the state, with hostel facilities for both boys and girls.
Other than the Donyi Polo Mission School for the Hearing and Visually Impaired, the state does not have a government-run special school for differently-abled children, Mishra told the chief commissioner.
He also stressed on the need to set up a skill development and vocational training centre, with hostel facility, for divyangjans. (PRO, Raj Bhavan)