Shri Rajnath Singh, Union Minister for Home Affairs commended the Department for organizing the Mega ADIP Camp successfully in his Parliamentary Constituency, Lucknow. He said such Camps are crucial to the integration of Persons with Disabilities (PwD) in to the mainstream and a sensitive government like the current government under the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi will always relentlessly work towards achieving the goal of empowerment of Divyangjans. He further added that the state-of-the-art Aids and Assistive Devices provided by ALIMCO will equip PwDs and will also be crucial in achieving the objectives of ‘Make in India’ programme.
Elaborating further on the role of ADIP Camps, Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot said that the central government has brought transparency to the ADIP Scheme and the massive response and success of the scheme has added to the popularity of this initiative by the Ministry. He said that the current government remains committed towards the inclusion and empowerment of the marginalized through a corruption-free system. He said that the ‘Make in India’ objective of the government is also being achieved through ALIMCO’s active collaboration with German manufacturers ‘Ottobock’ and UK-based manufacturers ‘Motivation’. He also informed that 352 successful Cochlear implants have been carried out by the Ministry in the past two years.
In this Camp 40 Motorised tricycle, 322 tricycle, 54 Folding wheel chair, 09 CP Chair, 264 crutches, 22 walking sticks, 14 for visually impaired, 184 Smart Phone, 93 Daisy Player, 69 Folding sticks, 27 Braille Slate, 34 Braille Kit, 273 behind-the-ear hearing aids worth Rs. 1 Crore were distributed to 115 pre-identified beneficiaries. Other senior officials from the Ministry, ALIMCO and district administration Lucknow were also present on the occasion.