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Most disability laws haven’t been implemented in Nagaland: Diethono Nakhro

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, JULY 28: Nagaland Commissioner for Person with Disabilities, Diethono Nakhro today lamented that most of the disability laws have not been implemented in Nagaland.
“We have to be honest that there have been huge neglects in the disability sector”, she said while addressing an awareness programme on Person with Disabilities organized by the District administration and Mokokchung District Disabled Forum (MDDF) on July 28 in the DC’s conference hall, Mokokchung.
“Everybody seems to know what disability is but many are not aware about what needs to be done”, she said.
According to a DIPR report, Nakhro said that all Governments have failed to address disability issues as they should. However, she added that it is not only the responsibility of the Government but the entire society also has a responsibility for the disabled community.
The Commissioner said Church is so central to our lives therefore it has a huge role to play to in helping people with disability to participate in life of the society.
Taking the example of celebration of different festivals in Naga society, she asked how the disabled are participating. She reminded that tribal bodies/civil societies too have a huge role to play to include the disabled in every walk of life, saying that pity is not the thing they need but equal opportunities is what they want.
Short speeches were delivered by Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung, representative of the Ao Senden and District Welfare Officer, Mokokchung.
During the second session, Project Associate, Caritas India, Arenlila Jamir presented the ‘Status of Person with Disabilities, Formation and Function of DPOs’ which was followed by interactive session.
(Page News Service)