Kolkata: The State Government is taking various measures to ensure that people with disabilities get social rehabilitation after pursuing their studies.
This was said by the Women & Child Development and Social Welfare Minister at a government function to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3. She said that the department is focussing on social and economic rehabilitation for people with disabilities, beyond just providing them with Braille books, and walking sticks and other equipment.
At the function, awards were given in the categories of Best in Sports, Best Role Model, Creative Adult, Self-Employed, Best Individual Working for the Cause of Disability, etc.
The Social Welfare Department held a Rozgar Mela for the differently-abled on December 4 and 5 at College Square, where quite a few companies hired candidates for jobs. Seven government organisations and as many as 37 non-governmental organisations (NGO) also put up stalls at the fair.
Following the passing of the new Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, people suffering from diseases like haemophilia and thalassaemia too come under the definition of people with disabilities.