BY TC News Desk
Agartala, August 20: The 17th Biennial State Conference of the Central Zone of the All Tripura Blind Committee convened at the Agartala Press Club on Sunday, drawing delegates from various regions of the state. Social Welfare and Social Education minister Tinku Roy, Janajati Kalyan minister Bikash Debbarma; and Cooperative minister Shukla Charan Noatia, joined the leadership of the committee to mark the occasion. The All Tripura Blind Committee, founded 34 years ago, used the conference as a platform to voice their concerns and articulate their demands.
During the conference, the organization presented a series of demand charters to Minister Tinku Roy, addressing critical issues faced by the visually impaired community in Tripura. Minister Roy took the opportunity to critique the former left government for what he viewed as inadequate attention to basic rights for the people. Although he did not mention names, his comments were directed at the left government’s track record.
Cooperative Minister Shukla Charan Noatia shed light on the progress made by the current government, particularly in terms of social allowances. He noted that, under the Department of Social Welfare and Social Education, social allowances have increased from 700 rupees to 2,000 rupees, significantly improving the lives of beneficiaries. Noatia also asserted that the government has successfully addressed the outstanding dues of government employees.
In recognition of academic achievements, the conference included a special segment to honor blind students who passed the secondary and higher secondary examinations conducted by the TBSE this year. These exceptional students received mementos from the distinguished guests, celebrating their remarkable accomplishments.
The 17th Biennial State Conference of the Central Zone of All Tripura Blind Committee provided a platform for dialogue, advocacy, and celebration, highlighting both the challenges faced by the visually impaired community and the strides made towards inclusivity and empowerment.