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Reaching out:Revenue Minister I. Periasamy
DINDIGUL: Minister for Revenue I. Periasamy distributed welfare aid to 102 differently-abled persons at a function held in the Collectorate here on Friday.
Electric scooters were given to 12 persons, motor-fitted sewing machines to 30 women and men beneficiaries, hearing equipment to 20 persons, Braille watches to 20 visually impaired persons and callipers to six persons.
The equipments were purchased from the MLA constituency development fund.
While addressing a review meeting with the officials, the Minister advised the district differently-abled rehabilitation department to conduct more camps for identifying the differently-abled beneficiaries and issuing national identity cards to all beneficiaries.
Later, the Minister released a sticker stressing the importance of bringing differently-abled persons to school. Collector M. Valallar received it.
The sticker elaborated on the importance of compulsory education to the differently-abled, creation of infrastructure for teaching and learning, organising medical camps, issuance of national identity cards, providing equipments and stabling day care centres and residential schools.
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