Disability should not stand in the way of people having productive careers even though it might pose a big hurdle for people who suffer from various mental and physical impairments. For Children with Disability (CWD); the simple task of going to school and pursuing their education will be hindered and they are forced to give up studies.
Section 16 in Chapter III of The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act 2016 envisages that all Educational Institutions must provide inclusive education to children with disabilities and create opportunities for sports and recreation activities equally without any discrimination.
As an inclusive and comprehensive approach for mainstreaming such target groups, Social Justice Department has introduced a novel project known as ‘Sahachari’ scheme. This scheme is intended to provide encouragement to NCC/NSS/SPC units functioning in schools who offer assistance to differently abled students in studies as well as other extra-curricular activities. The outreach activities in the area of disability sector will also be taken into account for consideration to this appreciation.
Citation and Certificates will be awarded to pro-active NCC/NSS/SPC units, who offer service to the much needy differently abled students. For this purpose, the Department of Social Justice has earmarked an amount of Rs. 40,000/- for each district.