HOPE holds Disability Awareness Program in Ganderbal
Ganderbal, March 21, 2015: Hope Disability Centre and its partner Handicap International supported by European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO) held a community awareness programme on different disability issues, importance of physical rehabilitation services, rights and entitlements” on March 17, 2015 at Government Degree College, Ganderbal.
Assistant Development Commissioner, Gandebal, Mr. Shahbaz Ahmad while sharing his view on disability and the various issues of the people with disabilities said that he would provide all the support for the upliftment of these people with disabilities.
He appreciated the tremendous work done by Hope Disability Centre and Handicap International supported by European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO) for improving the lives of people with disabilities through all these years.
District Social Welfare officer, Mr. Altaf Ahmad explained the various social schemes available for the students suffering from disability.
He assured the construction of disability friendly buildings, schools and public toilets which the physically challenged people can easily access.
Chief Education Officer, Ganderbal, Mr. Sanaullah said that every person including those people with disabilities has a right to education and none must be left uneducated. “It is our duty to encourage these people with disabilities to get educated and ultimately become self reliant.”
Director Hope Disability Centre, Mr. Sami Wani elaborated various social and government schemes available for the people with disabilities.
Mr Wani said physically challenged people must come forward and claim these schemes for improving their lives. “A person with disability is no different than any other person and he is equally important to this society,” he said.
He also appreciated the work done by the social and government departments of our state for physically challenged people.