Imphal, October 30, 2017 (DIPR): Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Smt Nemcha Kipgen assured that the problem of shortage of teaching staffs, as highlighted by the school’s authority of the Government Deaf & Mute School, Takyel are already in the pipeline. This was stated by the Minister while gracing as the Chief Guest at the 33rd Foundation Day Celebration of the Government Deaf and Mute School, Takyel, held today.

“As a Nodal Department, Social Welfare department is taking all efforts in coordination with other line departments to convert the various provisions of the RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016 into real practice” she asserted.

As a concern Minister, for the welfare of this school and for all the differently-abled persons, she called upon all the concern authority to come forward with their grievances to ensure best opportunities for the welfare and inclusive development.

Addressing the gatherings mostly comprising of students, Minister Nemcha cited the example of famous personalities like Helen Keller and Sudha Chandran to encourage the students to come forward and show their hidden talents to all so that their talents would serve as their unique identity.

Minister also lauded the teachers of this school for imparting many valuable lessons on top of their academic syllabus, with an indomitable spirit so that the student can boost their self-confidence to be a successful citizen.

As a part of the celebration, students who successfully passed out in the HSLC 2016 and 2017 and also best teacher for the year 2017 were facilitated with gifts and cash award.

Dr. R.K. Kumarjit Singh, the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Manipur, Smt Surrender A. Shishak, Joint Director, Social Welfare, Manipur, N. Kalpana Devi, Headmistress, The Government Deaf and Mute School graced the occasion as President and Guests of honour respectively.

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