CRC at Jammu to serve as hub for skill development for PwDs

In a groundbreaking event underscoring a significant leap towards inclusivity and empowerment, the Lt. Governor Shri Manoj Sinha of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir officially inaugurated the Composite Regional Centre (CRC) for Skill Development, Rehabilitation & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities ( Divyangjan ) in Samba – Jammu. The inauguration, marked by the unveiling of a commemorative plaque, took place today at the Second Extension, Gandhi Nagar, Green Belt Jammu-180004, in the presence of esteemed dignitaries, government officials, and representatives from the disability community.

Initiated by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, CRC Samba – Jammu is poised to be a beacon of hope and progress for persons with disabilities in the region. The center is dedicated to providing comprehensive support, skill development, and rehabilitation services, empowering individuals with disabilities and facilitating their integration into mainstream society.

Shri Rajeev Sharma, Joint Secretary Department of empowerment of persons with disabilities Ministry of Social justice & Empowerment, Government of India of India, highlighted the importance of such initiatives in fostering an inclusive society. He stated, “The Composite Regional Centre is a testament to our commitment to creating an environment where persons with disabilities can thrive. This centre will not only provide essential services but also serve as a hub for skill development, promoting self-reliance and empowerment.”

Ms. Sheetal Nanda Commissioner Secretary, Social Welfare Department J&K stated that CRC Jammu is poised to play a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of life for persons with disabilities in the region, offering a range of services such as rehabilitation, skill training, assistive technology, and community-based rehabilitation.

Dr. Rohnika Sharma, Director CRC, Jammu extends a sincere gratitude to Lt. Governor Shri Manoj Sinha, the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, and all stakeholders for their unwavering support in realizing the vision of CRC Samba – Jammu. The journey ahead promises to be one of empowerment, inclusion, and positive transformation.

The ceremony featured a symbolic laying of the foundation stone, at the land allotted by state department for the construction of permanent building of CRC signifying the commencement of a new chapter in the journey towards a more accessible and inclusive society. The Governor, along with key officials, also toured the facility, witnessing first-hand the state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities that CRC Samba – Jammu offers