KATHMANDU – Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said the government has a policy to making all sports infrastructures disability-friendly.
Responding to queries raised on the resolution proposal related to implementation of rights of persons with disabilities tabled in the National Assembly, Prime Minister Dahal shared that arrangement of training for the athletes participating in coming Paralympic would be made further effective.
“I want to inform the House that the government has put a programme of providing grants for the management of proper and sufficient sports materials in high-priority”, he mentioned.
The Prime Minister further shared that arrangements have been made to provide grants to respective sports association to organise province and district-level championship giving continuity to national-level Para and special sports championship.
“Differently-abled person will be nominated as the member of National Sports Council as per the recommendation of Paralympic Committee. I will take special efforts to make arrangement to include differently-abled persons in the committees related to youth and sports”, he stressed.
Stating that the government was committed to carry out result-oriented activities with the collaboration of local government as per their capability and interest, Prime Minister Dahal viewed that the government has put the labour and employment related rights of differently-abled persons at special priority.
“Persons with disabilities will be fully prioritised under the Prime Minister Employment Programme, the youth self-employment programme and the poverty alleviation programme. The government has a policy of effectively implementing such programmes in the days to come,” said PM Dahal.
Informing that there would be a provision that gives a heavy discount on customs duty on the import of raw materials for industries run by disabled people, he shared the products they have produced would be protected in particular while pledging to provide supports them to live an independent life.
PM Dahal expressed, “The government pledges to do its best to protect the rights of persons with disabilities to health and education. Arrangements will be made for them to get free health insurance from local levels and health and hygiene materials from local health institutions”, mentioning that the government was concerned about health and education of disabled persons.
Saying that the government was committed to implementing verdicts on the rights of people with disabilities delivered by the Supreme Court at various dates, he added that the government was well aware and sensitive about making way for them to get justice.