Nellore, Jan 3 (INN): Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot laid the foundation Stone for the Composite Regional Centre in Nellore of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. Union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu was also present on the occasion.The event marked the groundwork for the establishment of a state-of-the-art CRC at Venkatachalam in Nellore, which will be under the administrative control of National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad – a National Institute under the Department of Empowerment of persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
The occasion also marked the inauguration of the ‘Rehabilitation Services’ of the Composite Regional Centre by Thaawarchand Gehlot. On this occasion 248 pre-identified beneficiaries were provided with aids and appliances manufactured by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, during the public meeting at VRC Ground, Nellore. DEPwD conducts such camps regularly across the country to reach out to PwDs and equip them with state-of-the-art aids and appliances.