Girl students with special needs receive stipends

ITANAGAR, Jun 23: Eighty-three girl students with special needs were provided with stipends @ Rs 2000 per year under the inclusive education programme in a function organized by the capital complex DDSE on 21 June.
In her address, DDSE Mallo Yam Gollo described it as a “red-letter day in the history of the education department” as it was the first programme organized in the state to disburse stipends to girls with special needs.
Gollo encouraged children with special needs (CWSN), saying “they are important members of the society and should be role models for others.”
The DDSE also urged parents to extend cooperation for effective implementation of the schemes for CWSN under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
Earlier, State Project Officer for Inclusive Education, Techi Pratap, highlighted the government’s endeavours in developing the state’s education sector. Pratap particularly referred to the various centrally-sponsored schemes meant for CWSN.
Capital Complex CWSN coordinator Tarh Lonia referred to the RTE Act, 2009, and advised parents to accord priority to the education of CWSN.