Special kids given Rs 96L scholarships

Shimla, December 4

The state government had provided scholarships to the tune of Rs 96 lakh to 782 Divyangjan in 2020-21, said Vivek Bhatia, Director, Scheduled Caste, Minorities and Backward Class and Specially Abled Empowerment Department, here today.

He was presiding over the state-level International Disability Day function at the Gaiety Theatre.

Bhatia said that the state government was providing vocational education to Divyangjans as a provision of livelihood. The training was provided free of cost and a stipend was also given to them.

The government had provided 4 per cent reservation to specially abled persons in Class I to IV posts, besides encouraging self-employment ventures. A disability relief allowance was being provided to 66,032 persons in the state, without any income criteria, to bring them into the mainstream and give them an opportunity to lead a productive and dignified life, Bhatia added. — TNS

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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