Published: 08th March 2019
Special college for hearing impaired students to come up soon in Assam
The college will cater exclusively to students with hearing disabilities and provide them with quality higher education and training
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal recently laid the foundation stone of a college exclusively for students with hearing inability.
"Students of Assam and other Northeastern states will receive quality higher education in the North East College for Hearing Impaired," Sonowal said at a function at Berubari area. "It will play a great role in fulfilling the aspirations of the people with hearing inability with regard to pursuing higher education," the chief minister said.
The state government has set up the first ITI for differently abled youths in Dibrugarh and would establish a university exclusively for them, he said. Sonowal claimed that no government has done anything for the welfare of the differently abled people during the last 70 years.
But ever since the BJP-led dispensation has come to power, the Narendra Modi government has taken several path breaking initiatives for their socio-economic and educational development, he said.
Sonowal said his government in its first budget had declared to provide Rs 5000 financial assistance for medical purpose to differently abled students and the promise has been fulfilled. Besides, Rs 1000 was also being provided to them every month as stipend for their dignity, he said.