Jammu Tawi, February 10
In a unique initiative taken by the Catholic Social Service Society (CSSS) and Sahyog India under the direction of Directorate of health services, Jammu, a Disability Board Camp was organized at Sevaniketan, Kunjwani with a purpose of facilitating the legal status of differently-abled people by providing them with disability certificates at their threshold.
With the wishes of Dr. Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, IAS Commissioner/Secretary, Health and Medical education, the camp was inaugurated by Dr. B.S. Pathania, Director Health Services, Jamm who in his inaugural address lauded the role of CSSS and Sahyog India for attending the unattended differently-abled hailing from far off border areas and on behalf of his department, he extended all possible support for similar events in future. Dr Pathania also laid stress on the need to spread awareness that disability certificate is given free of cost to differently-abled people and enumerating the efforts of the government to facilitate the process he informed that camps are held every Friday and Saturday at Gandhi Nagar and Sarwal Govt. Hospitals respectively. Dr. Nancy Mishra, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, graced the occasion on behalf of Central University. In her address, she stated that the Hon. Vice Chancellor Dr. Ashok Aima is very keen to support such events that cater to the needs of the disadvantaged.
The camp was attended by around 210 differently-abled people belonging to different border pockets and around 60 deserving beneficiaries received the certificates. The event saw participation from multiple institutions across the state namely St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Smailpur; Prerna Institute of Rehabilitation and Research; St. John’s Special School, Mandal; Sahara Special School, Trikuta Nagar; Development and Justice Initiative, Jammu.