Physically challenged people in Delhi get free helping aids

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) BJP MP from northwest Delhi Udit Raj, along with Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on Sunday distributed free helping aids to hundreds of physically challenged people here.

Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar also took part in the programme.

The camp witnessed distribution of total 1,402 aids, including 74 hearing-related aids, 106 smart kits, 24 blind sticks, 85 motor-driven tricycles, 459 hand-driven tricycles, 372 crutches, 97 wheel chairs, and 59 walking sticks, among others.

In the programme, Raj addressed the problems of physically challenged people, which they face in getting registered to receive the benefits provided to them by the government under different schemes.

The BJP MP requested fellow ministers to accelerate the process to remove the loopholes in the system.

He said that the central government was fully dedicated to the cause of supporting and empowering the specially-abled section of society.