DDC Anantnag distributes 161 aids, appliances among differently-abled children

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SRINAGAR: District Development Commissioner Anantnag Mohammad Younis Malik on Fridayinaugurated two-day distribution cum fitment camp at DIET, Anantnag. The camp is being organised by Education Department Anantnag under Inclusive Education (IE) component of SSA.
Among others present on the occasion include Joint Director Education South Kashmir I/C Chief Education Officer, & I/C Principal DIET, Anantnag, Dr Nasir Ahmad Lone, ZEOs of Achabal, Ashmuqam, Anantnag, Bidder, Bijbehara, Doru, Mattan, Qazigund, Shangus, Srigufwara, Vailo and Verinag headmasters, teachers, and a large number of differently-abled children and their parents/guardians.
Speaking on the occasion, DDC stressed upon the need to facilitate the differently-abled children by way of education, empowerment and to provide assistance so that they can excel in different fields of life.
The I/C CEO highlighted the achievements and roll of the department in providing aid and assistance to the differently-abled children.
He said that various tests including low vision, hearing impairment, speech and language disability, locomotor disability, mental illness, spectrum disorder, leprosy, muscular dystrophy, intellectual disability, sickle cell disease etc were conducted by the department.
The DDC on the occasion distributed 161 aids and appliances including 12 wheel chairs, 50 orthosis, 43 MSIED kit, 34 hearing aids, 3 elbow crutch, 6 CP chairs, 1 BK prosthosis, 6 rolators, 3 tricycles, 1 U/L hearing aid and 1 walking stick among the differently-abled children of the 12 education zones including 12 children from Achabal, 10 from Ashmuqam, 19 from Anantnag, 10 from Bidder, 9 from Bijbehara, 13 from Doru, 19 from Mattan, 20 from Qazigund, 25 from Shangus, 16 from Srigufwara, 1 from Vailoo and 7 children from Verinag zone.