Imphal: As part of the continuous distribution of relief materials and essential commodities by members of The Disabled Development Association Manipur (DDAM) under the supervision of State Platform Of Disabled Peoples Organisation’s Manipur (SPDPO) as a helping hand to the differently-abled persons of different districts of the state who are facing hard time in meeting their daily needs for survival due to Covid-19 lockdown, members of SPDPO and DDAM have distributed relief materials and essential commodities to differently-abled persons of Noney District on Thursday.
Apart from giving support during the relief materials and essential commodities distribution program, team of Handicapped People’s Association, Noney District also gifted hill grown vegetables to DDAM.
The relief materials and essential commodities distributed to the differently-abled persons in Hill areas as a helping hand was sponsored by National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People ( NCPEDP) Chairman Arman Ali after President of SPDPO Manipur Md. Yunus khan reported the hardships and various inconveniences being faced in the hill areas.
During the relief materials and essential commodities distribution visit in Noney District, Child Welfare Officer of Social Welfare Department L. Dhaneshwor Singh took stock of the requirement of the particular group by personally meeting with the differently-abled persons.
Ambassador of ECOFEMME Jayalalita Mutum who was also in the visiting team met with the differently-abled women and took note of the women related problems being faced by them.
President of SPDPO Manipur Md. Yunus Khan said that it is time we all get united and support the state government preventive measures to win the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
He said that DC and DSWO of each district should know that among the people who are having the hardest time during this Covid-19 lockdown are the differently-abled persons and their timely intervention is a must in such a hard time.
Yunus sought the Social Welfare Minister to extend possible help to the differently-abled persons by finding out which NGOs or firms are currently working in the field for the welfare of the differently-abled persons at this hard time and set collective visions rather than arbitrary goal for unison. Yunus further sought the minister’s help for the RPWD Act 2016.