Social Justice Ministry sets up ’Divyangta Khel Kendras’

Union minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, announced to set up “Divyangta Khel Kendras” across the country to work towards interest of Divyangjans in sports and their good performance in Paralympics.

Key Points

  • First such kendra would be open in Ahmedabad City.
  • This announcement was made while virtually addressing ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’ in Gujarat.

Samajik Adhikarita Shivir

This shivir was organised to distribution of aids and assistive devices to ‘Divyangjan’ under ADIP Scheme (Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons) of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. It was organized by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) in association with ALIMCO & District Administration Jamnagar. Total of 6225 aids and assistive devices worth Rs.3.57 crore will be distributed free of cost to 3805 Divyangjan in state. Assessment camps to identify Divyang beneficiaries was conducted under ADIP scheme by ALIMCO in Jamnagar Parliamentary Constituency.

Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons (ADIP)

This scheme was launched in 1981 with the objective of assisting needy disabled persons in procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured, modern aids & appliances. Scheme seeks to promote their physical, social & psychological rehabilitation by reducing effects of disabilities & enhance their economic potential.  Under the scheme, assistive devices are provided to divyangjan with the aim of improving their independent functioning.

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