Vice President Naidu visits NIEPID, distributes aids and appliances to specially-abled children

National News, Telangana News

Secunderabad, April 17 : Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday visited the National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (NIEPID) in Secunderabad and distributed aids and devices to specially disabled children.

According to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Naidu visited the new Early Intervention Center for All Disabilities and Special Education Center which provides comprehensive rehabilitation, clinical and educational services to children with disabilities. intellectual and other associated conditions.

He oversaw digital classrooms and various services provided by NIEPID, the ministry said.

The Vice President appreciated the various activities and services that are provided to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities under the direction of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

In his address, he said that teachers and staff working with these children should not see this as mere wage labor but consider it as a blessing given by the almighty to shape the future of these children with different abilities. .

He stressed that there is an urgent need to raise awareness of the particular disabilities these children have and to eliminate misconceptions and stigma associated with disability.

He also wanted NIEPID to collaborate with organizations such as the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) to conduct advanced research in the area of ​​early detection, identification and prevention of developmental disabilities, says the press release.

The Vice President also highlighted the role of civil society, private sector and NGOs in providing an inclusive rights-based society in Divyangjan.

He also stressed the importance of having accessible public buildings across the country so that Divyangjan can lead an independent life and access all facilities like any other citizen.

Naidu distributed aids and assistive devices such as educational material kits, wheelchairs, hearing aids and prosthetics to eligible beneficiaries identified under the ADIP program.

The Vice President commended NIEPID and its staff for providing wonderful services to people with intellectual disabilities and urged faculty, teachers and staff to work with new zeal and enthusiasm to care for special children.

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