Government of India’s Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mr. Thawarchand Gehlot praised the steps being taken for upliftment of disable, senior citizens, and transgender community in Chhattisgarh.
Mr. Gehlot had a brief stay at Swami Vivekananda Airport at Mana, Raipur, on his way back from Odisha tour. During this brief stay, he met Special Secretary and Director of Social Welfare Dr Sanjay Alang and senior officials of the department.
Social Welfare Department officials gifted Union Minister the paintings made by disable children. Union Minister was glad to receive the gift.
He appreciated the paintings made by special children, and said that their talent should exhibited in national-level fairs such as Pragato Ground, Surajkund. He asked Special Secretary Mr. Prasanna to send proposal in the context.
During the meet, Mr. Prasanna requested Union Minister to establish national-level research and education centres for disables in Chhattisgarh. He informed Mr. Gehlot about the state government’s efforts for upliftment of disable, senior citizens and third gender community, and said that national-level research and education centres will help in doing better work in this direction. Mr. Gehlot asked Mr. Prasanna to send proposal in the context to Central Government.
Union Minister praised all the activities and initiatives taken by state government in Chhattisgarh and said that the entire nation should come to know about these initiatives to motivate other states to follow the same.
Mr. Gehlot informed during the meeting that Central Government has got a dictionary of 3000 words prepared in sign language for hearing-impaired disable people, which will be soon made available to all the states.