Union Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment Pratima Bhaumik on Monday laid the foundation stone of the new building of Composite Regional Centre (CRC) at Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. Dr. Raman Singh, Member of Legislative Assembly and Former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Santosh Pandey, Member of Parliament, Rajnandgaon Constituency and Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Anjali Bhawra were present there.
Union Minister Pratima Bhaumik said that “the CRC will cater to the rehabilitation services for 21 categories of PwDs besides conducting skill development training for PwDs and will enable their independent living in the society.”
She also said that “the foundation stone laying of new building CRC, Rajnandgaon is another significant achievement of DEPwD and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJ&E) Government of India, which has inclusive and accessible for all persons with disabilities and stand as a model exemplary building in the entire state of Chhattisgarh.”
She also requested the officers to ensure that the new building will be equipped with necessary barrier free accessibility features and fire safety measures.
“I hope that all these facilities in a new building will help CRC Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh to provide quality rehabilitation to all divyangjans across the state and neighbouring states”, she added.
The new proposed building will have an area of 4,105 square metre with an estimated cost of Rs. 24.09 crore for various services including assessment, therapeutic services suitable to the life cycle approach of divyangjan, psychology, special education, early intervention, skill training, long term and short training programmes, administration and conference hall.
Dr Raman Singh hailed the state of art facilities planned in the new building. He affirmed that this will cater to the increasing need for rehabilitation services and training of PwDs across the state of Chhattisgarh.
Anjali Bhawra said that this building has been designed taking into account all aspects of accessibility as envisaged in the harmonized guidelines and space standards for barrier free environment for PwDs and elderly.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary #DEPwD, MSJE GOI, stated that this building has been designed taking into account all aspects of accessibility as envisaged in the harmonized guidelines and space standards for barrier free environment for PwDs and elderly. pic.twitter.com/7LALiF3k5L
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