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Certificates, games & more for disabled

It was another step towards reaching out to the disabled.

The National Trust of India, a statutory body that works for welfare of people with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities under the Union ministry of social justice and empowerment, organised Badhte Kadam at Jeevan Jyoti, a school for physically and medically challenged children, in Dhanbad on Thursday.

The day witnessed a host of programmes, including constitution of a medical board for issuing certificates to the disabled, dissemination of information about inclusive education under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and games. Deputy development commissioner Ratan Kumar Gupta was the chief guest.

The medical board, comprising opthalmologist S.B. Prasad, physician Bibhu Nath, orthopaedician R.N. Chaudhary and psychiatrist Sanjay Kumar, examined over 125 applicants and issued disability certificates to them.

District social welfare officer Bandhu Fernandez, who was present, said those who got medical certificates would be extended all kind of facilities and assistance in keeping with government regulations.

A game, Bocce, was organised for physically challenged children. The visually challenged took part in passing the ball.