December 12, 2017 … Disability act 2016 will help the persons with disabilities to legally demand government facilities including admissions in schools, colleges said Social Welfare and Power Minister Shri Pandurang Madkaikar .
Shri Madkaikar was speaking as the guest of honour while distributing Assisted Living devices to senior citizen belonging to BPL Category under Rashtriya Vayashri Yojna and Distribution of Assisted Aids and Appliance under ADIP today at Ravindra Bhavan, Sakhalim .
Hon’ble Speaker for Goa Legislative Assembly Shri Pramod Sawant who was chief guest for the function expressed his views that nowadays, elderly people are ignored by their children. We have also seen and heard of cases where children get irritated to take their parents for check-ups. It is absolutely true that there is a growing trend towards nuclear families. The way the elderly are treated nowadays is proof of how kids or people are devoid of manners or culture.Shri Sawant also praised the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for launching Rashtriya Vayashri Yojna and further said that there are various schemes available for senior citizen and disable person and he appealed to take maximum benefit of the scheme.
Welcoming the gathering North Goa Collectorate ,Smt.Nila Mohanana informed that 1500 beneficiary from North Goa has been provided with Assisted Living devices such as Walking sticks , Elbow crutches ,Walkers Crutches,Tripods Hearing Aids, Wheelchair , Artificial dentures ,Spectacles .The devices are provided by the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) .
Shri. W.V. Ramanmurthy, IAS, Secretary Social welfare,Shri Surendra Singh Meena, Joint Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri S.V Naik ,Director Social Welfare, CMD, ALIMCO, Shri D K Sarin were also present.
Pradip Naik compered the function and Shri S.V Naik proposed the vote of thanks.