NEW DELHI, May 7: Smart-phones and tablets, installed with
screen reading and text-to-speech (TTS) softwares, walking sticks, wheelchairs,
motorised tricycle and behind the ear-hearing aids were distributed here today
among over 1,000 beneficiaries under the Assistance to Disabled Persons (ADIP)
The beneficiaries were distributed the aids and assistive devices at a camp
organised by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation Limited (ALIMCO), under
the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities of Ministry of
Social Justice and Empowerment.
Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot, who
chaired the event in presence of Minister of Science and Technology and Earth
Sciences, Harsh Vardhan, said "The central government has brought
transparency to the ADIP Scheme and the massive response and its success has
added to the popularity of the initiative."
The minister also recalled a recent interaction between Prime Minister Narendra
Modi and cochlear implantee children, under ADIP scheme, during the PM's
popular Radio show 'Mann Ki Baat', which struck an emotional chord with the
He said the government's "Make in India" objective is also being
achieved through ALIMCO's active collaboration with German manufacturer
"Ottobock" and the UK-based manufacturer "Motivation".
Lauding the Department for organising the camp at Ashok Vihar, Vardhan asked
them to hold second such camp in his Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency.
Besides these, 100 people with disabilities beneficiaries were also registered
for Swavlamban Health Insuarance Scheme.