world disabled day celebrated in goa


05-12-2013 … The Directorate of Social Welfare, in association with the Ashadeep School for differently abled children, on Wednesday celebrated the World Disabled day at Dr. Ambedkar hall, Headland, Sada.

The function began with the lighting of the traditional lamp by Industries and Social Welfare Minister Mahadev Naik in the presence of Meena Goltekar, Director for Social Welfare, Headmistress of Ashadeep school Vinney Fernandes and other officials of the Directorate of social Welfare.

In his speech, Mr. Naik stated that the government had come out with many social welfare schemes for the people of Goa. Commenting on the DSS scheme,  he stated that from 2011 to 2013 the government cleared most of the applications that were forwarded by the people. He further added that the government under the new policy was  trying to provide wheel chairs to those children who could not  walk. 

 Speaking to Goanreporter the Director for Social Welfare stated that besides tapping the cultural talent of the differently abled children the Directorate of Social Welfare provided various schemes to the children and their families.

Earlier, the differently abled children entertained the audience with a spectacular musical performance in the form of traditional, cultural and western dances.