Shillong: Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Pratima Bhoumik on Tuesday virtually inaugurated a Composite Regional Centre (CRC) for skill development for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)here in Meghalaya.
“The Government is committed to make CRC Shillong a substantial resource centre for Persons with Disabilities in the entire state of Meghalaya,” Bhoumik said during the inauguration in the presence of Meghalaya Social Welfare Minister Kyrmen Shylla, suspended Congress legislator Dr. Mazel Ampareen Lyngdoh and senior officials of Central and State government.
The Union Minister also thanked the state government for providing 10 acres of land for constructing a new building for the CRC Shillong at Umsawli, New Shillong and said that the construction of the building will be started very shortly.
Bhoumik said the CRC will cater to the rehabilitation services for different categories of PwDs besides conducting skill development training for PwDs and will enable their independent living in the society.
Thanking the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt of India for establishing CRC in Meghalaya, Social Welfare Minister Shylla said the Centre will serve to fulfill the needs of the PwDs in the State.
Suspended Congress legislator Lyngdoh, stressed that early identification and proper intervention of disabilities is important. “PWDs from across the state should be able to avail the facilities offered by CRC Shillong and assured all support for the centre,” She added.
Anjali Bhawra, Secretary, DEPwD, MSJ&E said the CRC will definitely help in creating quality manpower and will be able to provide services for all the 21 notified categories of disabilities in Meghalaya.