Collector Vijay Pingale distributed assistance to differently abled persons at International Differently abled Day function held at Chetpet near here on Friday.

He said that the government was providing assistance, concessions and offering priority in employment to the differently abled. “You can achieve, if you are determined,” he said.

“As many as 35,000 people hold differently abled identity cards in Tiruvannamalai district. If any person has not got the identity card yet or and not received any assistance, he or she can apply for the card at the Collectorate, not only during grievance day meetings on Mondays but also on all working days. To support their application, they should produce a medical certificate (to prove their disability) from hospitals in their neighbourhood,” Mr. Pingale said.

He distributed assistance to 26 differently abled persons at the function. Polur MLA Jayasudha, District Differently Abled Welfare Officer Charles Prabakaran and Project Director of People’s Crafts Training Centre Xavier Mariadoss were present.