LUDHIANA, JUNE 4 (CNI): Aimed to extend helping hands to the people with special needs, week-long camps started on Monday.
The first camp was held in Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar Sahib-Ward No-37 (Ludhiana South Constituency) and 328 needy people registered themselves there.
The camp was inaugurated by Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu. Senior Deputy Mayor Sham Sunder Malhotra, Deputy Mayor Sarbjeet Kaur, District Congress Chief Gurdev Singh Lapran, Block Congress President Jarnail Singh Shimlapuri and others were also present.
In these camps, the wheelchairs, tricycles, hearing aid, speaking devices, artificial limbs and other things will be distributed among them at free of cost.
Mayor said that this is a unique initiative of state government to provide a healing touch to the people with special needs.
He told that needy people must come forward and register themselves in these camps so that necessary assistance could be given to them.
Sandhu added that these camps are being organized by Social Security, Women and Child Development department with the support of district administration.
He stated that experts of Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) will prepare a list of things after assessing the extent the need of such people who will take part in the camps and all these things will be given to them within three months.
Revealing about the schedule of the camps, Mayor said that on June 5 in United Cycles Parts Palace, Gill road (Atam Nagar constituency) on June 6 in Modal Gram Community Centre, Kochar Market (Ludhiana west), on June 7 in King Palace, Basti Jodhewal (Ludhiana Central), on June 8 in Ludhiana North, on May 11 in GLADA community centre (Ludhiana East), on June 12 in Gill Gardren Resorts (Gill Constituency), on June 13 in Dr. Ambedkar Bhawan (Dakha Constituency) and the last camp will be held in Vimal Muni Hall, Sadar Market, Jagraon on June 14 in Jagraon constituency.
Exhorting the people to take full benefits of these camps, Mayor said that any person from the district could come to this camp and added that this would give much-needed relief to the needy people.