Day celebrated at Budgam

BUDGAM: An impressive function was Thursday organized by WheelChair Cricket Association J&K in collaboration with District Administration to celebrate ‘International World Disabled Day’, at Town Hall, Budgam.
The Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Budgam, Dr. Nasir Ahmad was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
While addressing the gathering, ADC urged upon the whole community to treat such persons as specially abled instead of disabled. He said that they have the capacity and potential that one needs to deliver in all aspects of day to day life.
Dr Nasir said that special focus is being given to launch such welfare schemes that can prove pivotal push for upliftment of their socio economic conditions.
The District Social Welfare Officer (DSWO) Farhana Asgar, on the occasion said that the department is always on fore front to help specially abled people, adding that many welfare schemes have been launched by the department to improve their socio-economic conditions besides, distributing the items like tricycles, hearing aids, scooties, after through scrutiny and on merit basis among them.
She said that the department of Social Welfare is going to construct a complex for specially abled persons for which land has already been identified and DPR of the same is submitted for approval.
The day long function was attended by Major 53RR, Chairman WheelChair Cricket Association, representative from DLSA Budgam, Health and other concerned NGOs and organizations besides a large number of specially abled persons and wheelchair Cricket Association Players attended.

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