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Marching Towards Inclusive Growth

Not everyone is fortunate enough to be born with a healthy body. As per the figures of the World Health Organization, about 15% of the world’s population lives with ...

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Not everyone is fortunate enough to be born with a healthy body. As per the figures of the World Health Organization, about 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability, of whom 2-4% experience significant in functioning. According to a 2001 census by Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, in our own country, 21 million people are suffering from disability of a kind or the other. It might be shocking, but this is equivalent to 2.1% of the population.

Blessed with a fully functional body, the predicaments people with disability face might be beyond the figment of our imagination. Imagine how it might feel not to be able to see the bright beautiful world or listen to the serene sounds of nature. Can you imagine how it’d feel not being able to express yourself or vent out your feelings through words? The life of people with disabilities is much more challenging than we can imagine.

In a bid to walk towards inclusive development, the government of Madhya Pradesh has charted a set of rules for Divyangjan that include Human Resource Development and their Rehabilitation, creating Public Awareness on disability, providing facilities for the empowerment of people with disability and ensuring social security for them among others. The government is taking effective measures to make certain such people enjoy their rights equally like others. Efforts are being made to provide free-of-cost education to every child with a disability between the age group 6 to 18 years. Reservations in higher education, government jobs, allocation of land, poverty alleviation schemes, etc are being provided to the Divyangjan.

Programmes and campaigns are being conducted to raise awareness on disabilities, myths associated with them, vaccinations, etc. Endeavors are being made to ensure easy accessibility for people with disabilities in myriad places, including bus stands, railway stations, government, and private offices, etc. Attempts are being made by the government to bring improvements in the Rights of Person with Disabilities Act 2016.

However, the government alone cannot be a harbinger of change in the lives of these people. As individuals, and as part of society at large, it is our responsibility to work for their upliftment. The most important thing in this regard is to stop discriminating and accepting them as one amongst us. It is equally important to help Divyangjan. and stop eyeing them with pity and sympathy. In most cases, it has been observed that such individuals are more gifted than us and can outperform us if given a chance. We need to remember that a country can only rise above its odds when every section of the society has an opportunity to be empowered and collectively take a step towards inclusive growth.

Commissioner for Person with Disabilities, Madhya Pradesh is asking for ideas and suggestions from the citizens of Madhya Pradesh to uplift PWD’s through a digital campaign at MPMYGov. Do you have ideas that it can revolutionize the lives of disabled people or make their lives hassle-free? Share your valuables ideas and suggestions to render your participation towards their upliftment.

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satyam shukla 3 days 11 hours ago

अब व्यक्तियों को यह समझाना चाहिए कि शरीर के अंग का विकल होना उसके हाथ में नहीं है किन्तु कुछ विकल होगा तो कुछ दिव्य भी अर्थात वह अब दिव्यांग है.

Arun Upadhyaya 6 days 15 hours ago

We need to develop a special education policy for differently abled people - it has to be inclusive as this enables the student to assimilate in the society. Along with special needs education policy we need to educate the masses of appreciating the talent differently abled people have to generate camaraderie. Please develop wheel chair access to every public building/space/utilities vis. trains, buses etc. There should be special Ed. center in the capital monitoring progress at all districts.

Deepak Shukla 6 days 23 hours ago

अब तक युवा स्वाभिमान योजना में 105119 को पेमेंट नही मिली है क्यों?? 3 महीने हो गए युवा भटक रहे है।

Gourav Aathnere 1 week 16 hours ago

I am gourav aathnere sir. I want to say that they are not disable people they are specially abled people so first we have to stop calling them disabled. It will help them to feel normal around us and we have to find their special interest and then nurture them. First we need to make centres which will help to find their special interest then these centres will help to develop their interest with the feeling of normal human being. Thanks

Ranjana Sharma 1 week 1 day ago

किसी इंसान में कोई एक कमी है तो प्रकृति ने उसमें दूसरा हुनर ज़बरदस्त दिया है, ज़रूरत है तो इस बात की कि दिव्यांग के उस हुनर को पहचान कर उसे उस मुताबिक सशक्त बनाने के लिए सरकार को सुविधाएं मुहैया करवा कर उसे रोजगार दिया जाए ताकि वह इज़्ज़त व स्वाभिमान से समाज में हर वर्ग के साथ जी सके।

MANJEE PATEL 1 week 1 day ago

Disabled peoples are found mostly all over the world.In our country peoples should encourage them.They will be motivated by these peoples.They will not feel that they are disabled. Our government are also encouraged them.Our government are providing various types of facilities.Government should alsi take more plan for disabled peoples.

madangopal koushik 1 week 4 days ago

हाल के वर्षों में शारीरिक रूप से विकलांग एवं विभिन्न प्रकार से अक्षम बच्चों के प्रति समाज में व्याप्त धारणाओं में कुछ परिवर्तन आया है। कई बार यह दोहराया गया है कि यदि विकलांगों की बीमारी का सही समय पर पहचान कर लिया जाए , उसके बचाव के लिए मदद दी जाए एवं उपकरण की सुविधा और शिक्षा ,व्यावसायिक प्रशिक्षण, रोजगार के अवसर की सुविधाएँ उपलब्ध कराई जाए तो उनमें से बहुमत लोग सामान्य जीवन जी सकते हैं। सबसे बड़ी बात यह कि हम सभी को इन्हें ज़ीवन के सभी क्षेत्रों में समान अधिकार प्राप्त एक नागरिक के रूप में अप

Jagdish chand dhakad 1 week 4 days ago

दिव्यांगो को उनकी योग्यता के अनुसार शा नौकरी मे प्राथमिकता देनी चाहिए जिससे वह देशहित व समाज मे अपने आप को सुरक्षित महसूस कर सके मै खुद एक दिव्यांग हू मै मध्य प्रदेश के मन्दसौर जिले के गांव नगरी मे लगातार 12 वर्षो से शा प्रा वि नई आबादी नगरी मे अपनी सेवाए देता आ रहा हु लेकिन आज तक शासन द्वारा मुझे नियमित नही किया गया जिस कारण मुझे कई कठिनाई का सामना करना पड़ रहा है आप से निवेदन है कि आप हमे नियमित करवाने मे सहयोग प्रदान करे जिससे हम भी समाज मे जी सके!