Kohima Deputy Commissioner says disabled people must exercise their rights

Many states in India still do not implement rights of people with disabilities. The case is not any different at Kohima in Nagaland. The Deputy Commissioner of Kohima, Rajesh Soundararajan has said that this needs to change and that disabled people must exercise their rights. They require empathy and not sympathy.

Soudararajan, who was speaking at an aids and appliances distribution event for disabled people at Kohima, stressed on implementing the rights for disabled people.

Since technology has advanced, people with disabilities can benefit out of it. Soundararajan said that disabled people must make maximum use of it.

Braille kits, CP Chairs, MSIED kit, Braille smart phones, hearing aids and mobility aids were distributed to 47 beneficiaries including school students at the event.

Soudararajan said that most people look at disabled people with a sympathetic approach. But they do not need that. Things must be done in a systematic way, and according to how the government norms are.

The event was organised by the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL), and Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation Kanpur (ALIMCO). NICL said that they hope more disabled people have benefitted from the initiative.

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