People with disabilities need opportunities, not sympathy: HP Guv

Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar said on Monday that people with disabilities (Divyang or disabled) do not need sympathy but should have opportunities because they have different talents.

Addressing a function at the University of Himachal Pradesh organized by the university and the Umang Foundation to honor people with disabilities, the governor ordered to waive accommodation fees for students with disabilities living in hostels in the ‘university.

“People with disabilities are also an important part of society and they have special talents. Many of them guide society with their significant contribution. We must therefore change our attitude towards them, ”he said, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken this initiative by providing computers, laptops and other facilities to Divyangs.

He appreciated the efforts of the Umang Foundation in this direction and said that other social organizations should come forward taking inspiration from the foundation.

He also praised the university administration for providing facilities for people with disabilities and said more work should be done in this direction while asking the university authorities to build a ramp in the university auditorium. .

The governor also praised Divyang’s talents on this occasion.

HP University Vice Chancellor Professor Sikander said: “We must be sensitive and work for the welfare of the weakest sections of society.” An attempt has been made to do justice by creating a legal unit in the university ”.

He said the university is working for the overall development of specially disabled students and called on general students to maintain the academic environment and made sure to solve their problems.

UGC member Prof. Nagesh Thakur, Head of Umang Foundation Prof. Ajai Srivastava were also present on the occasion, among others.

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