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HIHT initiative to help differently-abled attain livelihood goals


By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 6 Dec: To mark the International Day of Disabled Persons, Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT) Jolly Grant, organised a disability inclusion initiative wherein gadgets for self-employment were distributed to the needy.

In a rapidly changing technological landscape, equipping the disabled with tools of employment is a significant step towards reinforcing an atmosphere that looks at ‘transformative solutions for inclusive development.’

In a formal ceremony held at the institution’s Rural Development Institute (RDI), Sewing Machines, Pico Machines and Wheel Chairs were distributed to the otherly-abled persons, in order to provide them livelihood support and raise their standard of living. RDI is already working in over 1200 villages of Uttarakhand to provide support to the community at large. And this year’s initiative added to the mammoth body of work already in place.

As many as 30 otherly-abled individuals from Pauri, Haridwar and Dehradun were beneficiaries, 12 of whom were given disability certificates, 4 were given Sewing Machines, 4 were gifted Wheel Chairs, while 2 were given Pico Machines, and the remaining were given blankets and hearing aids.

Speaking on the occasion, VC Swami Rama Himalayan University reiterated that, ‘disability inclusion’ is the responsibility of society. “It is significant from the point of human rights as well. Our commitment to ascertaining the rights of persons with disabilities addresses not merely the issue of justice but importantly is an investment in a common future. As an educational institution our duty to contribute towards making the world a more equitable place for the vulnerable populations is supreme.”

Present on the occasion were Dr Rajive Bijalwan, Vikesh Semwal, Leela Uniyal and Neelam Pandey.