HAFLONG, Sept 29 - The chief executive member of NC Hills Autonomous Council, Debojeet Thaosen, inaugurated a two-day workshop for differently abled people. It was jointly organised by the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) and Composite Regional Centre (CRC), Guwahati, at the district library auditorium here on September 27-28.
The workshop-cum-training programme was conducted to teach home-based task specific exercise programmes for physically and mentally challenged people.
Speaking on the occasion, Thaosen urged the differently abled people to look forward to life with vigour. Realising the purpose and need of empowering the people with special needs, he assured them of assistance when required from the autonomous council.
He also informed that soon a medical board meeting is to be held to discuss on providing services and schemes offered by the Government to the differently abled people. A medical camp is soon to be organised in all blocks of Dima Hasao to assist the differently abled people in acquiring their disability certificates so that they can avail various government schemes, he said.
The Dima Hasao Deputy Commissioner, Juri Phukan, welcoming all the differently abled people to the programme, said that physically or mentally impaired people have equal rights to lead a normal life. She briefed that there are various schemes and services provided by the government for them.
Dr Sunil Ram, Senior Occupational Therapist from CRC, attended the programme as a resource person. He spoke about various extended services that may be availed by the differently abled in the district.
Dr Abhisek Das, Consultant Physiotherapist from DPRC, Guwahati, also briefed about the services and challenges for them. Diganta Das, proprietor of DPRC, gave a motivational speech. The Composite Regional Centre is an initiative of the Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, under Central Government.
Principal Secretary of NCHAC, Ramesh Thaosen, said that the programme was organised to impart training for boosting the confidence of the differently abled people and make them aware about the services and schemes offered to them.
People from all over the district attended the programme. Dignitaries who attended the programme included NCHAC Chairman Ngamrothang Hmar, Executive Members of NCHAC Nirmal Langthasa, Laljoshua Biate, L Hmar, Joint Secretary Z Nampui, among others.