Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that state government will lay foundation stone for the first Industrial Training Institute (ITI) exclusively dedicated for the divyang students in Dibrugarh on September 22.
The CM also stated that the government has made a special financial outlay in the budget to empower the divyang and Rs 5000 each will be given to them.
Moreover, Rs 1000 per month to each divyang student will be given for their subsistence from the next year responding to the demands made to him.
On Monday, Sonowal also visited Srimanta Sankar Mission Blind School at Barhampur in Nagaon district and assured to transform the school into a government institution. Interacting with the students, the CM acknowledged the contributions of the visually challenged people to the growth of the state and said that the government is taking special steps for the skill development of the divyang students.
Sonowal further assured that his government would explore all feasibilities for making Srimanta Sankar Mission Blind School into a government institution. It may be noted that the school was set up in 1955 and has been working to empower the visually challenged students.