Vohra for effective empowerment of physically challenged persons

Publish Date: Oct 12 2012 12:00PM

Srinagar, Oct 11: On the invitation of N N Vohra, Governor, and Usha Vohra, First Lady, physically challenged children of the Special Help Line School, functioning under the aegis of the Humanity Welfare Organisation HelpLine, Bijbehara, , visited Raj Bhavan, here on Thursday, an official spokesman said.
 The Governor, according to the spokesman, discussed with Javed Ahmad Tak, Chairman, Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline, Bijbehara, about the adequacy of infrastructure so far created for the training and education of these differently abled children at the Special Helpline School. Governor assured Tak that further help would be provided to make the facilities better.     
 Earlier, the children were introduced to the Governor and the Lady Governor who interacted with the children, hosted them lunch and wished them a bright future ahead.  
 The specially abled children presented a captivating cultural programme. They also demonstrated their laudable skills in various sports activities, including tug of war, musical chairs and communicating through sign language. They also presented a welcome song at the commencement of the programme.  
 Chairman, Humanity Welfare Organisation Helpline, Javed Ahmed Tak thanked the Governor for taking keen interest in the welfare and empowerment of the differently abled persons in the State, adding that it was because of his keen interest that persons with various disabilities have been provided employment in different departments.
 He also expressed his gratitude to the Governor for making the Raj Bhavan disabled-friendly with the provision of ramps and a special toilet for the physically challenged. He hoped that this would serve as a model for others to emulate to facilitate the access of physically challenged.
 Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary to the Governor, was also present on the occasion. Chib meets Governor

Meanwhile, Minister for Youth Services and Sports and Medical Education, R S Chib, called on the Governor  N. N. Vohra, Governor, at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday afternoon, an official spokesman said.
 He said Chib discussed with the Governor certain issues pertaining to the welfare of ex-Servicemen. He thanked the Governor, who is Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, for the Board undertaking the construction of a stadium at Katra.
 Chib also briefed the Governor about the initiatives being taken for the promotion of sports and the implementation of schemes aimed at the welfare of the youth.

 Member of the State Legislative Council, called on Governor, N N Vohra,  at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday.
 Kundal discussed with the Governor various important issues of public importance, including the functioning of the administrative apparatus, the crucial importance of ensuring transparency and accountability in all spheres of functioning and the need for speeding up the implementation of development schemes and programmes.

 Rigzin Spalbar, Chief Executive Councillor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh and Norbu Gyalstan, Member of the State Legislative Council, called on Governor, N N Vohra,  at Raj Bhavan here this evening. 
 Spalbar and Gyalstan discussed with the Governor various problems being faced by LAHDC regarding the development of the Ladakh region and also briefed him about the implementation of the various development works and welfare schemes in the Leh district.