Governor inaugurates Flag Day for the Blind

    Publish Date: September 14, 2018

    The Governor of Maharashtra CH. Vidyasagar Rao today said he will convene a meeting of concerned Minister and officers to discuss various outstanding problems of the visually impaired and divyang persons.

    The Governor was speaking after inaugurating the All India Flag Day Fund Raising Campaign for the Blind at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Friday (14th Sept). The Campaign was organized by the National Association for the Blind, an organization working for the education, skill development and rehabilitation of the visually impaired persons.

    “As India aspires to become a global leader, it cannot leave out the major segment of the visually-challenged and Divyang persons, who together constitute the largest minority in the world,” Vidyasagar Rao said.

    The Governor said Digital India has the potential to empower the visually impaired persons to enter the mainstream of employment market. He appealed to the Association to approach major companies for creating apprenticeship positions for the visually impaired persons.

    President of the National Association Blind, Maharashtra Rameshwar Kalantri said that Municipal Councils, Municipal Corporations and Zilla Parishads should reserve the mandatory 5 per cent of their annual budget for the welfare of the disabled community.

    Vice President of NAB Suryabhan Salunke, General Secretary Gopi Mayur and office bearers were present.