Jammu- The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Thursday that the Union Territory was moving forward in the direction of positive progress with the spirit of strong service nurtured by national values and public consciousness.

Sinha made these remarks while speaking at the National Health Festival for Divyangjan, organized by Special Olympics Bharat J&K, to honour specially-abled sportspersons at the Jammu University, an official spokesperson said Thursday.

The LG, he said, observed that under the leadership of the PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji, Divyangjan have been granted their due rights to live a dignified and virtuous life.

“Before 2015, all the laws in our country were aimed at somehow connecting the specially-abled people with the programs of social welfare. A new social consciousness emerged after 2015 wherein focus shifted to bestowing Divyangjan their due rights and not just benefits under social welfare measures,” Sinha said.

“During the same time, Accessible India Campaign turned into a mass movement creating accessible infrastructure for specially-abled, in government and private buildings, railway stations, airports, schools and colleges,” he added.

According to the spokesperson, the LG highlighted the unprecedented work being done keeping in mind the needs and aspirations of all the sections of the society and said the UT of J&K is moving forward in the direction of positive progress with the spirit of strong service nurtured by national values and public consciousness.

“Jammu and Kashmir government is working on a mission mode to ensure 100% saturation of Divyangjan pensions and distribution of tricycles,” Sinha said.

“All Schools and Panchayats have been mandated to create sports infrastructure facilities to popularize a robust sports culture among the masses, especially among children and the youth,” he added.

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