By TC News Desk
Agartala: September 12. Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha today said that not only this, the central and state governments are also working together to solve various problems of the senior citizens of the society.
“People are for people. It is with this idea that we should extend our hand of cooperation and sympathy to the Divyanganjans. Besides, it is our moral duty to give social respect to disabled people”, he said this while inaugurating the National Helpline Number-14567 to provide advice and support to the senior citizens and 50 bedded halfway homes.
In the event, the Chief Minister said that there are many people in the society who have various problems including physical and mental. But none of them are neglected in the society. It is our duty to extend a helping hand to all these people.
In the event, the Chief Minister said that it is not possible to cure mentally disturbed people only through medicine.
“That also requires proper counselling. Not taking people who have recovered from mental illness home is a social degradation. It is not desirable at all. This full-service halfway home is designed for people who can’t go home after recovering from mental illness. Not only this, the central and state governments are also working together to solve various problems of the senior citizens of the society. A helpline has also been launched today for senior citizens to voice their concerns”, the CM said.
The Chief Minister said that Dibyanganjan are also part of the society.
“The state government is working with a humanitarian approach to help them in various ways. There are many street children in the society who are suffering from various problems including health, food and shelter. It is necessary for everyone to come forward with a social service attitude to extend a helping hand to them because this work cannot be done by the government alone”, he said.
On the occasion, Social Welfare and Social Education Department Minister Santana Chakma said that the state government is working for the welfare of people from children to the elderly.
“There are many mental patients in the society who recover but are not taken back home by their families. Therefore, with the aim of helping them live a healthy and normal life, the Halfway Home has been launched today”, she said.