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The day belonged to differently-abled

india Updated: Dec 04, 2006 17:11 IST

VARIOUS GOVERNMENT and private organisations came forward to show ‘we care’ on the International Day of Disabled on Sunday by organising functions for the benefit of the differently-abled.

MY Hospital: Patients in the Orthopaedic ward were given wheelchairs, tricycles and crutches free of cost at a function organised jointly by the Hospital’s Artificial Limb Fitting Centre, District Disability and Rehabilitation Centre and Vikalang Kalyan Sangh at the Hospital.

Mangilal, Rafiq Khan, Ramlal, Sheetal and Romabai - all of whom are paralytic - were each given a wheelchair; Saraswatibai was given a tricycle while Jairam was given crutches, all worth Rs 36,500.

MY Superintendent Dr D K Jain congratulated the Artificial Limb Fitting Centre for its efforts and appealed to all concerned to help and counsel the needy patients. Centre in charge Dr Pradeep Shrivastav hoped similar efforts would continue in the future with the help of the other two organisations.

Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) and Deaf and Dumb Institute: Mayor Uma Shashi Sharma organised a drawing and Bhajan singing competition for students of the Deaf and Dumb Institute.

About 300 students from the City presented songs and gazals at the Mayor’s residence. Jitendra Sharda of Mook Badhir Kalyan Sangh presented Nimari folksongs while Rohit Pande of Anand Mook Badhir Sanstha presented mono acting.

The Mayor and Dr Santosh Sharma spoke on the occasion. Later, the duo, along with members of Mayor-in-Council, distributed gifts to the students. The programme was conducted by Dilip Awasthi and Rajendra Raghuvanshi proposed the vote of thanks.