Thaawarchand Gehlot virtually inaugurates 14 Cross-Disability Early Intervention Centres for children

New Delhi: In a pathbreaking initiative, the Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot virtually inaugurated 14 Cross-Disability Early Intervention Centres located at 7 National Institutes and 7 Composite Regional Centres under the DEPwD in New Delhi today. The Centres will provide screening and identification, rehabilitation, counselling, therapeutic services among others for different disabilities under one roof and in a contiguous manner.

Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishna Pal Gurjar, Shri Ramdas Athawale, and Shri Ratan Lal Kataria were also present on the occasion. Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ms. Anjali Bhawra ; Joint Secretary, Ms. Tarika Roy; senior officers of DEPwD, Directors of National Institutes and Heads of CRCs; state government representatives and experts also  who attended the function.

Addressing the program, Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot said that Divyangjan have always been and will always be one of the topmost priorities of the Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Central Government has implemented the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016, in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which envisages an inclusive society for persons with disabilities.

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