Chandigarh, March 7:- A training programme for the Cooperative Welfare Groups constituted for villages Kishangarh, Kaimbwala and Sarangpur was arranged at the U.T. State Guest House, Sector 6, here today. The objective of constituting the Cooperative Welfare Groups is to create an interface between the citizens and the Government machinery to ensure that the benefits of the Government Schemes reaches the citizens.
In the training programme organized today, the members of Welfare Groups were trained in the Healthrelated issues like identification of the drug addicts and their motivation to join the Drug De-Addiction Centres, availability of the emergency services like hospital, ambulance, funeral vans, doctors etc, immunization of children, blindness control programme, leprosy and tuberculosis diseases, water born diseases, health checkup camps; Education-related issues like right to education for the children between 6 to 14 years, free supply of books and stationery, feeding programmes in schools, supply of uniform/scholarships, motivation of parents to make their children join the schools; and Social Welfarerelated issues like identification of physically/mentally retarded persons, liaison with the Government Departments for providing facilities like handicapped certificates, equipments, shelter home, pension, loan facilities to SC/BC/Minority persons, identification of elderly and poor persons for helping them in getting food, clothing, shelter, senior citizen cards etc.
On this occasion, representatives of the Health Department, Education Department and Social Welfare Department addressed the members of the Cooperative Welfare Groups of villages Kishangarh, Kaimbwala and Sarangpur. The Cooperative Welfare Groups in the remaining 10 villages will be organized by March 31, 2008 and the induction training to the members will be organized in the 1st week of April, 2008.