A ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’ for Divyangjan and Senior Citizens in Samastipur, Bihar tomorrow

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The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), in association with ALIMCO and District Administration Samastipur, will organise a ‘Samajik Adhikarita Shivir’ for distribution of aids and assistive devices to ‘Divyangjan’ under the ADIP Scheme and to Senior Citizens under ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’ (RVY Scheme) of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India on 16.05.2022 at 11:30 AM in Patel Maidan, Samastipur (Bihar).

Shri Nityanand Rai, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs will be the Chief Guest of the function while Ku. Pratima Bahumik, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment will preside over the distribution camp function in the presence of local Public representatives and dignitaries.

A total of 14293 aids and assistive devices worth Rs 589.54 lakhs will be distributed free of cost under Central Government Schemes to 4171 Divyangjan and 1488 Senior Citizens at Block/Panchayat levels by following the SOP prepared by the Department in view of  COVID-19 Pandemic. The beneficiaries were pre-identified during the assessment camps conducted previous year by ALIMCO and supported by the District Administration, Samastipur.

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