CHANDIGARH: On ‘International Day of persons with disabilities’ Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu meets the quadriplegic defence veterans of Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, Mohali. The Paraplegic Rehabilitation Center is an institution dedicated to empowerment and rehabilitation of disabled defence personnel who became paraplegic in the call of duty, and trains them in vocational activities so that they can become self reliant.
On the occasion Mr Sidhu distributed blankets and other gifts to the inmates of Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre and announced Rs 25 Lakh on behalf of Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh for the installation of solar heating system.
Mr Sidhu said, ” I salute the determination and dedication of our veteran soldiers. I am feeling happy meeting our soldiers who are pride of our country. It is an excellent initiative of the government to ensure the best aftercare and rehabilitation of personnel of the armed forces of india, who become Paraplegics and quadriplegics in the line of duty.
Mr Sidhu said that it is our moral responsibility to come forward to help the persons with disabilities around us.