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Rs 400 Crore to Rajiv Vidya Mission to help disabled

Published: 01st September 2012 11:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2012 11:10 AM   |  A+A-

A sum of Rs 400 crore has been allocated to the Rajiv Vidya Mission to provide aids and other assistance to physically-challenged students in the state, chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has said.

 Participating in the fifth anniversary celebrations of Netra Vidyalaya, which is running under the aegis of Sri China Jeeyar Swami at Muchintal village in Rangareddy district, on Friday, the chief minister said the government was providing Rs 13,000 crore interest- free loans to 40 lakh self-help groups in the state to lift them from poverty.

 “About 40,000 groups of physically-challenged persons, which have been formed across the state, have been allotted Rs 220 crore for taking up income-generating schemes.

 The government is committed to the welfare of the physicallychallenged and see that every disabled person stands on his or her own legs.

 The government schemes will benefit 3.5 lakh disabled persons.

To boost employment opportunities to the youth, the government is implementing the Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu scheme effectively with the help of industries,’’ he said.

Later, the chief minister inaugurated a computer laboratory specially set up for the physically-challenged. He said changes were needed in the present education system.

 Education should not only provide employment but also foster human relationship and enable one to discharge social responsibilities, Reddy said and appreciated the organisations who are doing social service, and assured them of governmental support.

 Sri China Jeeyar Swami said AP was the first state to allow physically-challenged to use laptops to write Inter exam.

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