Lucknow: On the occasion of World Disabled Day, December 03, 2022, under the chairmanship of Minister of State for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Independent Charge) Narendra Kashyap, the meeting of the selected committee for the selection of eligible applicants for distribution of state level awards and honors was organized in the office located in the assembly. The selection of the names of eligible applicants from all the districts was discussed in the meeting.
The Divyangjan Minister said that the Uttar Pradesh government is working seriously through various schemes to rehabilitate and educate the Divyangjan to include them in the mainstream of civilization. On this basis, to encourage the Divyangjan, the work done by the Divyangjan for the progress of the society will be rewarded and honoured.
He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath are determined to connect the disabled with the mainstream. Beneficial schemes given by the central and state government to the disabled are working easily and smoothly.
He said that December 03 has been declared by the United Nations as World Disabled Day to increase sensitivity towards disability. It envisages promoting the rights and interests of persons with disabilities in all aspects of life such as political, social, economic and cultural etc.
‘World Disabled Day’ award at the state level for efficient disabled employees and self-employed disabled, best employer and best placement officer or agency, best person and organization, source of inspiration, creative disabled boy and girl, disabled sportsperson, best work for creation of barrier-free environment for disabled For, best districts providing rehabilitation services to Divyangjan etc. are awarded in total 12 different categories.
Hemant Rao, Additional Chief Secretary, Ajit Kumar, Special Secretary and State Commissioner, Divyangjan, UP, Satya Prakash Patel, Director, Divyangjan Empowerment Department, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Shakuntala Mishra National Rehabilitation University, Lucknow, Ramesh Pandey, in the meeting of the committee organized , Office Incharge, Regional Rehabilitation Center, Lucknow, Amitabh Shukla, Manager, Bhagirath Seva Sansthan, Ghaziabad etc. were present.