Nagaland: Awareness workshop held for persons with disability in Mokokchung
Mokokchung, Aug. 30 (EMN): A one-day awareness and sensitisation programme for persons with disability (PWDs) was held at Ongpangkong Salang in Mokokchung on August 30.
The programme was organised by Rachel Aier, William J Clinton Fellow of American Indian Foundation and funded by Rural India Supporting Trust in collaboration with Care and Support Society.
Speaking on awareness and sensitisation on the issue of PWDs, Imchawati Kichu, Managing Director of Care and Support Society, urged the parents and PWDs to be well-verse with the salient features of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill – 2016,” the Bill which has replaced the PwD Act, 1995.
He informed the gathering about the notification of Nagaland Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rules 2019 and the announcement of 4% job quota for ‘persons with benchmark disabilities’ under section 34 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016. He added that NGOs for PWDs, parents of PWDs and PWDs should fight “tooth and nail” for the job reservation quotas as stated in the notification.
Altogether, 72 PWDs from Ongpangkong block and town attended the programme.