LUDHIANA: Health and family welfare minister Surjit Jyani inaugurated a job fair for people with special needs at School for Blind and Differently Abled Children, Chandigarh Road, on Friday.
During the job fair, a total of 14 companies took part and 450 people with special needs got registered. Jyani informed that 80 of them were handed over appointment letters by the companies on the spot, while the remaining would now be trained at the Skill Development Centre and an NGO Sarthak would make sure that they too get jobs soon.
For making people with special needs self-dependent, the Punjab government in collaboration with an NGO Sarthak organised a job fair on Friday. A large number of people with special needs from different parts of the state participated in this job fair.
Jyani also visited the premises of National Federation of Blind office located in the same complex and assured all visually impaired present on the spot that all their demands would be met on priority basis. He also announced a grant of `5 lakh for the federation and ordered that they should be allotted a room on the premises.
While speaking to mediapersons, Jyani said there is no need to panic when it comes to dengue fever. He said the Punjab government is making efforts to keep a check on its spread. He said teams of local bodies and health & family welfare department are carrying regular checks in houses as well as commercial establishments to find larvae of aedes mosquito (which is responsible for dengue fever).
Prominent among those present on the occasion included DC Rajat Agarwal, ADC (D) Shena Aggarwal, SDM Anuprita Johal, Gurpreet Singh, Parminder Singh Phullanwal, besides others.