District Administration Sangrur in collaboration with Handicapped Rehabilitation Center Sangrur and Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (Alimco) distributed support materials to 228 disabled people of the district. MLA from Sangrur Constituency Narinder Kaur Bharaj attended the event as the chief guest and distributed 501 assistive devices worth Rs. 60.31 lakh to the disabled from all sub-divisions during the massive social empowerment camp organized at the local Parul Palace along with Deputy Commissioner Jitinder Jorwal.
Speaking on the occasion, MLA Narinder Kaur Bharaj said that the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is working for the welfare of all sections. He said that if any part of the body is missing or not working, one has to face a lot of difficulties and these support materials distributed today will definitely help in reducing the daily difficulties of the needy to some extent. He said that the Punjab government is committed to the welfare of the disabled and such efforts will be continued in the future.
Deputy Commissioner Jatinder Jorwal thanked Alimco Mohali for its contribution in providing supporting materials to suit the needs of these beneficiaries for this initiative. He said that today there are 94 battery powered tricycles, 48 tricycles, 42 folding wheelchairs, 152 crutches, 30 walking sticks, 6 rollators, 40 ear machines, 6 MSIEDs. The kit includes 81 prosthetic limbs, 1 smart cane and 1 smart phone. He said that special camps are organized regularly in the district to identify the needy for supporting materials and last year these needy were identified during the camps organized at sub-divisions. Finally, Alimco Deputy Manager Ishwinder Singh shared his words of thanks.
It is worth mentioning that MLA Narendra Kaur Bharaj and other personalities started the event by lighting candles.
On this occasion, Assistant Commissioner Devdarshdeep Singh, District Social Security Officer Loveleen Kaur Baring, Ashok Kumar Sahu from Alimco Mohali, Mintu Bansal and a large number of Divyangjans and their family members were present.