Social Welfare Minister Kyrmen Shylla has said that the State is moving towards an inclusive society and also bridge the communication gap among persons with disabilities with the Meghalaya Signbank App.
Addressing a function to observe the International Day of Persons with Disabilities held at U Soso Tham auditorium here today the minister said the state government has also enhanced the Chief Ministers Pension scheme, the Unemployment Allowance and the government has also provided the grant in aid to special educators.
He emphasized that in view of uplifting, rehabilitating and empowering the persons with disabilities the government has undertake several initiatives and programmes in making the persons with disabilities accessible and inclusive in the society, like the implementation of the Accessible India Campaign.
He also urged people to come together in finding an innovative solution to build a sensible and equitable world for all. Innovation and technology are the powerful tools for inclusion for they have enhance access to information, education and lifelong learning and it has also opened new avenues for persons with disabilities to participate in the workforce in the society, he added.
The function was organised by the Office of the Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities in collaboration with the State Resource Centre on Disability Affairs under the theme, “Transformative solution for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world”.
During the programme people who have rendered their services towards the persons with disabilities were felicitated and 12 beneficiaries were provided with assistive aids/device and 2 beneficiaries received their UDID cards.
The office of the District Social Welfare Officer, East Khasi Hills District also held a programme to observe the day at Mawkdok village under Laitkroh Khatarshnong C&RD Block.