Participate in census: Govt to disabled
‘Start Braille edu in JK schools’
Srinagar, Jan 5: The Director Census, Farooq Ahmad Faktoo and District Development Commissioner, Me’raj Ahmad Kakroo has urged the parents of physically challenged persons to fully cooperate with the enumerators in counting the disabled in the ongoing census exercise.
“The parents of disabled should ensure filling of question No. 9 in the questionnaire,” the duo said while addressing a rally organized by Humanity Welfare Organization, HELP line in collaboration with the Census Department of J&K on the eve of the birthday of Louis Braille.
Hundreds of persons with disabilities, Anganwadi workers and Census department employees joined the rally
Humanity Welfare Helpline chairman, Javed Ahmad Tak also requested the community to cooperate with census department so that a real picture would be generated and planners, policy makers and stake holders would be forced to formulate a new concrete policy for the physically challenged.
He urged the Governor, Chief Minister and Social Welfare Minister not to ignore blind people and start establish schools for them.
The participants later submitted a memorandum for starting Braille education in JK schools, provision of tri-wheelers to students with disabilities to the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon. Dr Samoon issued on the spot orders for proving medical aid to disabled and promised them of taking the matters with the CM.
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