Union minister Pratima Bhoumik will inaugurate a new Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities at Imphal in Manipur on Monday.
Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Bhoumik will also inaugurate a camp for the distribution of aids & assistive devices to persons with disabilities (PwDs).
For the new Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation and Empowerment (CRCSRE), the Social Welfare department of the Manipur government has extended a rent-free temporary infrastructure within the campus of Juvenile Justice Board at Takyel-pat in Imphal, West Manipur.
The Manipur government has also allocated 3 acres of cost-free land for the construction of a permanent building for CRCSRE, the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment said in a statement.
“Various machineries and equipment for department of PT, OT, P&O, Hearing, Clinical Psychology and Special education has been procured and commissioned at CRCSRE for operation,” the statement said.
Assistive devices like tricycle, wheelchair, axilary cruches, elbow crutch, walking stick, smart cane, daizy player, MSIED kit, smartphone, hearing aid for different categories of disabilities will be distributed to Divyangjan.
Anjali Bhawra, secretary and Dr. Prabodh Seth, joint secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities will also be present during the function, it said.