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Punjab, Directorate of Social Security
Training to Disabled Persons (at Bhatinda, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur)
To impart the training to the disabled persons upto the age of 21 years in the Vocational Rehabilitation Centres being run by the Department to enable them earned and livelihood so that they do not become burden on the society.
These Vocational and Rehabilitation Centres are being run at Bhatinda, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur. Besides these 3 Centres, the Government is running the Workshop for Physically Handicapped persons.
In this Government Workshop, the vocational training is imparted the disabled persons.
In the Vocational and Rehabilitation Cenrres at Bhatinda and Hoshiarpur vocational training is imparted to both boys and girls whereas at the Vocational Training centre Ludhiana only girls are admitted for such training.
In all these Vocational and Rehabilitation Centres and the Government Workshop, the stipend @ Rs. 300/- per month is provided to the trainees and they are imparted training in knitting, hosiery, tailoring, canning, candle making.
Go Institution for Blinds, Jamalpur Ludhiana
This institute was set-up in 1968 with a view to help blind school going children.wherein blind students of both sexes are provided boarding, lodging educational vocational, music training etc. for enabling them to lead economically independent life. There are separate boarding facilities for boys and girls. Students are provided free education upto matric standard in the Bharti Braille Language. The education imparted therein is equivalent to that of Punjab School Education Board.During the year 2006-07 the total budget of Rs.36.17,000/- and Expenditure Rs. 13,84,470/-The No of beneficiaries was 51 as on 31-8-06 .
Home for Mentally Retarded Children
This Home was established by a Voluntary Organisation which, later on was taken over by this department on 29-3-75.The aim of this institution having capacity of 50 inmates, is to educate and train mentally retarded children of both sexes between the age of 6 to 16 years according to their I.Q, wherein they are also provided free of cost boarding, lodging, clothing and medical facilities etc. has set up for mentally retarded children between.During the year 2006-07 the total budget of Rs.19,41,000/- and Expenditure Rs. 4,90,229/-The No of beneficiaries was 16 as on 31-8-06.
Braille Press And Audio Cassette Library, Ludhiana
Braille Press and Library was set up in the Govt. Institute for Blinds, Jamalpur, Ludhiana for publishing books in the Braille script and stocking thereof, which are being provided free of cost to blind students upto the age of 18 years. Audio cassettes on curriculum are also being prepared in the Audio Cassette Library for providing free of cost to blind students. A number of books published in the press during the 2005-06 is1230, out of which 1268(including previous stock) books have been supplied to 266 blind students and 368 master cassettes have been prepared and 1395 duplicated cassettes have been issued to the blind students. During the year 2006-07 the total budget of Rs.36,55,000/- and Expenditure Rs. 10,58,659/-.
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