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Disability campaign flagged off in Kohima

KOHIMA, NOV 30 (NPN)(Correspondent )
Published on 1 Dec. 2012 12:14 AM IST
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Badhte Kadam-IVa nation-wide disability campaign was flagged off on Friday at Kohima village Council (KVC) Hall with DC Kohima, W. Honje Konyak and Dr. Atha Vizol as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.

Honje in his speech said one must support the disabled children morally and guide them and also pray for them.
DC disclosed that he came to know about this group/society (disability) only after taking the chair of Kohima DC and so he appealed to the parents, society to take a decision and find ways in helping the disabled children in educating and making them to be in a part of the societies and show them that they were not neglected.

He also appealed to the churches to play a role in their part and told the parents of the disabled children not to be discouraged for having a disabled child but feel proud as the community, government, NGO’s and above all God is with them.

Dr. Atha Vizol in his speech said though there was no medical care for developmental disability, many possible things can be done for them and so parents should not forget God but have to pray for their child.

Dr. Vizol appealed to the parents to take their child for the awareness programme, share their testimony and make them to participate in the social life and expose themselves in the society.

Purnima Kayina headmistress of Cherry Blossom School in her address said National trust in Nagaland was founded in 2011 where Badhte Kadam programme was organized in different districts in Nagaland.

Purnima said every child were not same but beautiful in their own ways and so one must give the disabled child a time, love, affection and should not neglect them (Disable) instead teach them what were taught to the normal children and have a good relation with them.

She also said that since disability problem was a lifelong process one must help them to come out to the society to become someone naad live their own and also empower them with their rights and duties.

VCC, Kohima Village, Vilhouzhalie Dzüvichü in his welcome address said people in his village was not aware for the disability before but after knowing about the NAPAD he said one have to do in their part. He also said that the village would also forms parents association for the disability.

Earlier, Rev. Zotuo Kiewhuo proposed the invocation prayer while disabled children from G. Rio School presented the welcome song with choreography. Chumremo Kikon of class III from Cherry Blossom School delivered a brief note on how he was special while Tabitha recited a poem.

Kapochü-o Naleo narrated her experienced with her special child. Village elders, parents and disabled children from Kohima village and different area attend the programme. The programme was organized by National Trust for the disability.

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