Hon’ble Governor participated as the chief guest in a program at National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (NIEPID) on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Friday called for the creation of enabling eco-system for the empowerment of persons with disabilities.

She said that it was vital to ensure the equal opportunities and access to all the facilities to persons with disabilities on a priority basis.

The Governor, as the chief guest, was participating in a special function organized at the National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (NIEPID), here, on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan emphasized while quoting the call given by Hon’ble Prime Minister shri Narendra Modiji  for collective working towards ensuring opportunities and improving accessibility for our Divyang sisters and brothers stressed on the need to integrate persons with disabilities in every aspect of social, economical, political, and cultural spheres of life.

“It must be our collective endeavour to create a more considerate, empowering, and inclusive society for the persons with disabilities. We must promote their full and equal participation and take action for their inclusion in all aspects of society and development,” she added.

The Governor stated that better awareness among all the sections of the people on the issues and causes of intellectual disabilities will help reduce the incidence.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan stated that Divyangjan, the persons with disabilities, need to consider themselves as having the divine bodies to overcome their disability and utilize their potential to the optimal level.

The Governor lauded the amazing cultural performances by the students of the institute. The Governor saluted the trainers and the teachers at the institute for their efforts and initiatives.

Later, she presented the awards and citations to those who excelled in different aspects of training at the institute.

Major BV Ram Kumar, Director, National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and others were present.

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