Dimapur, December 3: Nagaland Governor, PB Acharya today called on the civil societies, churches, NGOs and the people of the State to support and care the ‘Divyangs’ so that they get respect, equity and security in the society.
Addressing the World Disability Day programme at Highland Park, Kohima on Monday, the Governor stated that if we can’t take care of our own and address the issues, observing the World Disability Day will be meaningless.
Early identification and remedial steps are required to be taken and we need to have institutions with well trained teachers with dedication for Divyang people, he said.
The Governor also opined that the needs of Divyang people should be given priority and addressed adequately by fostering collaborative action in key areas like healthcare, education, social services and employment, creating favourable conditions of work and opportunities both in public and private sector.
The Governor appreciated the Nagaland Parents’ Association for the Disabled, Department of Social Welfare, Government of Nagaland and Nagaland State Legal Services Authority for playing a vital role in providing support and empowerment to people they represent and stand for. He encouraged all to strive and work together towards creating a society which is inclusive and equitable and where the rights and dignity of all people is recognized and fully realized.
Short speeches were delivered by State Commissioner for Disablities, Dr Atha Vizol, Director, Social Welfare, Merang Aier and Member Secretary, NSLSA, Mezibolu T Therieh, NJS. The keynote address was delivered by Advisor, NAPAD, Dr Joyce Angami. Special songs were presented by students of G Rio School and Chuba Jamir (CJ).
The daylong event had ballet dance by Tabitha Enabling Academy, song by Joe Foundation, dance by Cherry Blossom School and G Rio School and entertainment by CJ. (Page News Service)