On the eve of ‘World Disability Day’, falling on December 3, Jammu & Kashmir Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Development Corporation Limited, provided financial assistance in the form of a loan to the unemployed males with physical disabilities.
In a simple programme held at Corporation Head Office, Jammu, Vice-Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, along with FA/CAO Vijay Kumar Tak, Divisional Managers G.Q.Khatana and Arshad Bhat, Projects Manager, Mohd.Iqbal Kataria, District Manager, Jammu, Joginder Paul Atri and Accountant, Kashmir, Babar Wani, handed over sanction letters to the beneficiaries, who had applied for a loan under Handicapped category. A total of 13 cases amounting to rupees 31 lakh were cleared in favor of youth hailing from Kashmir and Jammu Divisions. While the sanction letters of Jammu were handed over directly to the loanees, those of Kashmir were handed over to Divisional Manager, Kashmir, for further distributing among the applicants of the valley.
Vice-Chairperson, Balbir Ram Rattan, on this occasion, said that the Corporation had received applicants for loan from unemployed youth with physical disabilities and their cases were processed on priority and sanction letters are handed over to them ahead of ‘‘ World Disability Day ‘’ to convey a message that they are not alone but the SCs, STs, BCs Development Corporation is with them whenever any one of them needs financial support for setting up of their own earning units instead of looking toward others for help. He said that days are gone when physically challenged persons were considered as a burden on families. He said that these people are stronger than others because they have the will and determination to compete. Will’ power is stronger than physical power and the same has been witnessed in many cases, wherein the disabled persons have climbed new heights in this modern era of technology, the VC said.