Federation seeks free bus pass for physically challenged


Addressing a press meet, Federation Advisor Ashok Kumar said District-in-Charge Miniter Krishna Palemar will inaugurate the programme. MLA N Yogish Bhat will preside.
The Federation has adopted two families in Vamanjur and Edapadavu. There are four disabled children in a family at Vamanjur and in Edapadavu, there are three children in a family.

Rs 15,000 each will be deposited in the name of the girl children of both the families. About 25 disabled persons will be given financial assistance of Rs 1,000 each on the occasion. Various aides will be provided to the physically challenged persons on the occasion.

The selfless service of  26 persons towards special children will be recognised. As part of the celebration, children from 21 special schools in the district will take part in a procession from University College to Town Hall premises. The procession is being held to create an awareness on physically challenged and mentally challenged children.
He urged the government to provide free bus passes for the physically disabled persons to travel atleast 250 kms. The three per cent reservation in employment in every sector should be increased. There are no wheel chair facility for the physically challenged persons in government offices.

The wheel chair facility must be provided in every government offices.
Physically challenged persons must be given license to open petty shops in Mangalore City Corporation limits, he added.

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