JP Nadda Inaugurates 100-Bedded Rehabilitation Building At SVNIRTAR


Cuttack: Member of Parliament Jagat Prakash Nadda inaugurated the 100-bedded Rehabilitation Annex building, Therapeutic Park and unveiled the statue of Swami Vivekananda at Swami Vivekananda National Institute of Rehabilitation, Training and Research (SVNIRTAR) at Olatpur, Cuttack.

Union Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar were also present on the occasion.

Minister Virendra Kumar said SVNIRTAR has been working in the field of inclusive Rehabilitation of the Divyangs.

Briefing the Press, the Minister said that the addition of 100 beds will further upgrade the status of this institute.

“The Institute is serving the people of not only Odisha, but also people from across the country come to the institute for treatment, training and rehabilitation of Divyangs. The Diploma, Degree and Masters programmes provided here are contributing in creating quality manpower,” Dr Kumar asserted.

He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi after coming to power has taken many initiatives for the Divyangjan. “Under Rights for Persons with Disability Act of 2016, the Government has hiked the reservation for the divyangs from 3 to 4 percent in government jobs and from 3 to 5 percent in education sector,” said the Minister.

Dr. Kumar further said that the Ministry is also making efforts to impart Skill training to the Divyangjans besides extending them financial assistance. Stating that Odisha has many types of Handicrafts and Handlooms, the Minister said that the Divyaangs can be gainfully imparted training in such art and crafts.

He said when a Divyang becomes Aatmanirbhar, his or her family too becomes Aatmanirbhar and hence the whole society becomes Aatmanirbhar.

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