Friday, 14 November 2014


GEHLOT  DEDICATES 10 CRORES  RUPEES  SCHEMES AT NIVH IN DEHRADUN   Dehradun:-The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Sh. Thawar Chand Gehlot laid foundation stone of a building with an estimated cost of 6.5 crore rupees at National Institute for Visually Handicapped (NIVH) in Dehradun  today. He also distributed tricycles, smart phones and other digital gazettes  worth 2 crore rupees to the handicapped students at a function organized at the NIVH on the Children’s Day to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru. Shri Gehlot also garlanded photo of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru on the occasion.

Applauding the role played by the NIVH in the field of  self dependence among the visually handicapped, the Minister assured the gathering to do his best to get an status of university or that of an eminent  institute like IIT or the IIM to the NIVH. He said that during the current  year  scholarships worth more than 75 crore rupees have been sanctioned by his Ministry for the handicapped students. The Minister also released  3 books specially designed for the visually handicapped,  on this occasion.
 Member of Parliament from Tehri. Smt. Mala Rajya Laxmi; MLAs in Uttarakhand Assembly Sh. Harbans Kapur and Sh Ganesh Joshi; Mayor of Dehradun Sh. Vinod Chamoli; Secretary, Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Smt Stuti Kakkar, Joint Secretary Sh. Avnish Kumar Awasthi and the Director of the NIVH Dehradun Smt. Anuradha Mohit Dalmia were also present at the occasion.

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