Vice-President Ansari Launches Anuyatra
Innovative initiative is aimed at transforming the state to a disabled-friendly one | By Yentha
On Jun 13, 2017

Trivandrum: The state government launched an innovative initiative on Monday, Anuyatra, aimed at transforming the state to a disabled-friendly one. This was launched by Vice-President Hamid Ansari who was on a official visit to Kerala. 

A group of differently-abled children who received special training in magic have been chosen Anuyatra's brand ambassadors. "These differently-abled children can be the best ambassadors for this innovative and ambitious campaign," said Ansari. This campaign of the state government is aimed at persons with special needs. 

The initiative also aims to empower differently-abled children by bringing them to the forefront of the mainstream society. The MPower programme managed by the Kerala Social Security Mission (KSSM) under the social justice department is being implemented in collaboration with the Magic Academy.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the Anuyatra programme covers around 22 related interventions in terms of their education, health care and social support. "The state government has set aside Rs.31 crore for the project to support the 8 lakh persons with disabilities in the state. From the neo-natal screening of the infant to their unique identity card to ensure all benefits, insurance and health care, all possible interventions are looked into," he said. Governor P Sathasivam said the campaign marked the state's strong resolve to help the persons with disabilities realize their full potential of development.
The International Anti-Child Labour Day was observed at Government Model Boys Higher Secondary School, Chala, on Monday. The function was jointly organised by the Labour Department and Childline Thiruvananthapuram.

Labour Commissioner K Biju flagged off an awareness campaign that visited various parts of the city before concluding with a video show on the Shanghumughom beach.

Additional Labour Commissioners S Thulaseedharan and A Alexander unveiled a painting on the school compound wall against child labour. Deputy Mayor Rakhi Ravikumar, Childline programme coordinator Manuel George, Corporation councilor M Lakshmi, PTA president Santhosh, school headmistress Leela, Childline district coordinator Jobi Kondoor, District Labour Officer J Satyadas were present.
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