Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
26 OCT 2019 3:01PM by PIB Delhi
The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind visited Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya National Institute for Persons with Physical Disabilities under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment here today. He interacted with the outdoor child patients and rehabilitated Divyangjan children and their parents. President greeted Divyangjan children and their parents on Deepawali festival. Divyang child patients were presented with Aids and Assistive Devices on the occasion.
Later, the President also interacted with the faculty members of the institute. Heads of all three departments of the institute presented the brief description of their respective departments as to how the Divyangjan patients are successfully treated at the institute.
Addressing on the occasion, the President said that the serving Divyangjan is the greatest service to society as Divyangjan are the creation of God. He said that the institute and its faculty members are doing a commendable job in providing proper treatment to Divyangjan children and patients. Applauding them he said that they provide not only physical treatment but psychological treatment also. He opined that he was feeling happy to celebrate Deepawali festival along with Divyangjan children and the faculty members of the institute.
Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment was present. Ms. Shakuntala Doley Gamlin, Secretary, DEPwD and Smt. Smita Jayavant, Director, Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya National Institute for Persons with Physical Disabilities and senior officers of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment were also present on the occasion.