DC Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi, IAS and other officials seen along with disabled persons on the occasion of International Day for Persons with Disabilities in Dimapur on Tuesday. (Morung Photo)
Morung Express News
Dimapur | December 3
On the occasion of International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi, IAS has made a clarion call for communities to work for the right of the disabilities stating that everyone has equal rights for inclusion in the society.
“We have to make arrangements to see that your (disabled persons) rights are achieved and our system should also work in such a way to make the disabled persons independent,” he said.
Anoop was addressing a programme at District Hospital Dimapur where a programme was held on Tuesday to observe the International Day for Persons with Disabilities organized by Dimapur District Legal Services Authority in collaboration with District Disability Rehabilitation Center (DDRC), Chief Medical Officer and Medical Superintendent of (DHD), Social Welfare Department, Dimapur and Exodus Federation Disabled People’s Organization, Dimapur.
Stating that the disabled people too have the right to life, to grow and lead a healthy life, the DC urged communities to encourage the disabled people to participate in sports and other recreational activities. “When people with artificial limbs can climb the Everest, then there is nothing to stop any person with disability to lead a normal life; the sky is the limit and you have to start working on it,” he encouraged the gathering comprising chiefly of disabled people.
Earlier, delivering the keynote address, Chief Judicial Magistrate & Secretary, DDLSA, Ajongba Imchen apprised the gathering that the Gauhati High Court, Kohima Bench had recently passed an order directing the state government to implement 4% government job reservation for the disabled persons within five months.
Medical Superintendent, DHD, Dr. Kheshito Zhimomi spoke about the facilities available at the Hospital for the disabled. He informed that even as the Supreme Court had directed that all government hospitals should have ramps, DHD was yet to have the facility.
A talk on Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act delivered by Rokovitsu Khate while the President of Exodus Federation, Disabled People’s Organization, Dimapur, Rongsen also delivered a brief speech informing that the organization has 300 registered members.
The entire programme was interpreted into sign language for the disabled.
Later, various other awareness and sensitization programmes for the disabled persons were held at the DDRC, Dimapur.