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    Divyangjans felicitated by Prime Minister Modi at Vadodara Samajik Adhikarita camp

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    Samajik Adhikarita camps organized, at Vadodara [Gujarat] by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities [Divyangjan], Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India through ALIMCO, Kanpur, a PSU under the
    Department is one of the biggest camps for distribution of Aids and Assistive devices to Persons with Disabilities. This camp was held at Navlakhi Maidan in Vadodara, where Aids and Assistive Devices were distributed under ADIP scheme to Divyangjans in the august presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Governor of Gujarat, O P Kohli, Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot, Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat, Speaker of Gujarat State Assembly Ramanlal Vora, Union Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athwale, Krishna Pal Gurjar and Vijay Sampla,
    Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment , Women and Child Development, Govt. of Gujarat Atmaram Parmar, Members of Parliament Ranjanben Bhatt and Ransinh Rathwa and other dignitaries of the State Government also graced the occasion.

    In the august presence of Prime Minister 3 Guinness World Records were created successfully in the mega ADIP Camp held at Navsari, Gujarat on 17th September 2016. The Certificates for these three new Guinness World Records were presented to the Hon’ble Prime Minister by the team of Guinness Book of World Records during the event on 22nd October 2016.

    In this Mega ADIP Camp Vadodara more than Ten Thousand Pre-Identified Divyangjan beneficiaries were benefltted with contemporary Aids and Assistive devices by ALIMCO, National Trust, National Handicapped Finance Development Corp.(NHFDC)and National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities(NlEPlD).The Aids and Assistive devices and other facilities amounting to about Rs. 9.26 Crore were distributed to 10578 beneficiaries in this camp.

    These aids and assistive devices include high-end devices aimed at imparting education, training and information technology for the needy Divyangjans. This camp was held under the ADIP Scheme of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan),
    Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The main objective of the scheme is to provide latest and modern aids assistive devices to Divyangjans. These aids and assistive devices are being given to the Divyangjans to promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation and economic empowerment.

    In the camp 300 beneficiaries of the National Trust were also felicitated with ecards under Niramaya Health Insurance Scheme in which insurance of Rs. 1.0 lakh is given for the welfare of Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities, Disha and Vikas Day Care Centres schemes. While Disha is a day care Centre for early intervention and school readiness for children upto the age of 10 years, Vikas is an inter-personal skill development above 10 years of age and adults. The National Trust schemes improve the quality of life of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities.

    Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation [ALIMCO], a Government of India Central Public Sector Undertaking, working under the department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities [Divyangjan]. ALIMCO has conducted need assessment camps of divyangjan residing in Vadodara district with the focus to cover maximum population of divyangjan especially from remote rural areas. The assessments were conducted with the help of District Administration, Vadodara and Chota Udaipur districts in four phases spanning from 11th March to 16th Oct, 2016.

    During the event some of the beneficiaries were given certificates of training and loans by NHFDC. Laptops were also provided to Divyangjans by NIEPID, Secunderabad. The aids and assistive devices distributed by ALIMCO and NIEPID under ADIP scheme in the camp include 50 Motorized Tricycles, 2305 Tricycle, 1185 Wheelchairs. 2064 Crutches, 1141 Walking Stick, 275 Braille Cane, 1448 TLM Kit, 65 Cerebral Palsy chair. 109 Braille Slate, 258 Braille Kit, 180 Rollator (Adult and Child). 228 ADL Kit Leprosy. 394 Samrtphone, 147 Daisy Player for Visual Impaired people. 2461 Hearing Aid BTE Digital Programme, 1976 Artificial Limbs and Orthotics.

    Dr. Vinod Aggarwal, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Government of India, Dr. J N Singh, Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat, C.K Kaitan, Joint Secretary & CEO, National Trust, Avanish K. Awasthi, Joint Secretary, DEPwD, D. R Sarin, CMD, ALIMCO and officers from DEPwD, Autonomus Bodies and Corporations under the Department were also present at the event besides senior District Administration officials.

     

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