IMPHAL, December 5: The 1st Winter Disabled Mela for Inclusive Society which started on December 3 at Tera Primary School under the theme “break barriers, open doors for inclusive society for all” in connection with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities concluded today.
L Henthoiba, a member of the organizer said the mela was organized jointly by Relief Centre for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons, Life Line Trust Centre, Handicapped Welfare Society, Leima Leitang, Manipur, Chaokhat Khongthang SHGs for Handicapped Persons.
He continued that the 35 stalls in the mela had collected a total of Rs 26,000 during the mela.
Speaking at today’s concluding function Relief Centre for the Welfare Differently Abled Persons president, Chirom Opendro said that even though the mela is being conducted for the first.
He continued that the main objective of organizing such mela is to provide a platform for the differently abled persons to showcase their products.
He further expressed that the organizers will try to install 100 stalls in the next edition of the mela.
Deputy Commissioner, Imphal West, K Radhakumar Singh while lauding the organizers for their effort, asserted that there are certain organizations that earn money promoting themselves as NGOs which is unfortunate.