Srinagar, Dec 28: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar Thursday inaugurated J&Ok’s first competition of inclusion, Purple Fest, which goals to showcase a kaleidoscope of skills hidden inside disabilities and celebrating resilience of Divyangjan.
The Purple Pageant can also be a name for motion to the folks and exhorts upon the society to take proactive steps in making a extra inclusive atmosphere.
Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment had joined the operate just about whereas as Jugal Kishore Sharma, MP from Jammu was additionally current.
On the event, the Lieutenant Governor noticed that in lots of areas of life, be it music, movies, sports activities, artwork, or literature, individuals with disabilities have achieved success and higher targets and in the present day they’re inspiring all the society. He stated many such nice personalities have proved that they haven’t any much less functionality than anybody else however they’ve particular skills to contribute in nation constructing.
Round 5000 persons are collaborating on this distinctive occasion which is of, by, and for Divyangjan. A completely accessible occasion, it’s an effort to showcase the minds stuffed with braveness, energy and dedication of individuals with particular skills.
This Pageant of Inclusion might be a milestone within the journey of empowerment of Divyangjan in J&Ok UT. It’ll encourage each citizen to work unitedly for empowerment and rehabilitation of Divyangjan and to construct an inclusive society, Lieutenant Governor added.
He stated J&Ok Administration is dedicated to create an atmosphere that gives equal alternatives and protects the rights of Divyangjan.
“We’ve achieved saturation in distribution of motorized scooties. The administration has taken over Abhinandan House for specially-abled college students,” the Lieutenant Governor stated.
In final monetary yr, 384 Divyangjan have been offered authorities jobs. Reservation has elevated from 3 % to 4 %. The posts whether or not below PSC or JKSSB might be stuffed inside 6 months. We’ll put together a authorized framework to make sure employment alternatives to divyangjan in non-public sector, he stated.
He stated, there’s a want for all of the stakeholders, society, NGOs to undertake a multi-dimensional method and collaborative efforts to allow individuals with disabilities to understand their full particular person potential.
“Non-public firms and particular person innovators have made spectacular strides in new expertise in the previous couple of years. I urge them to develop consumer pleasant devices for Divyangjan which is able to assist in their rehabilitation course of and empowerment,” the Lieutenant Governor additional added.
The LG felicitated the Divyangjan Ambassadors together with Para Athletes and Sportspersons for his or her excellent contribution of their respective fields. He additionally handed over wheelchairs and assistive units to the beneficiaries.
The 2-day occasion will witness distribution of assistive units, sports activities competitions in varied disciplines, cultural occasions, style present, expertise hunt and exhibition.
Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor; Sheetal Nanda, Commissioner Secretary Social Welfare Division; senior officers, members of social organizations and folks in giant quantity have been current.
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