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PM Modi to visit Varanasi on January 22

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his Parliamentary constituency on January 22 (Friday) when he will distribute artificial limbs, calipers, crutches, tricycles and hearing aids to around 8000 physically challenged persons on the occasion of the New Year 2016.

According to District Magistrate Rajmani Yadav, "an information about the visit of the PM has been received from the PMO. We have started preparation and it is expected that the ground of the DLW would be the place where the programme would be organised," he said.

He said that around 7766 physically challenged persons of Varanasi would be distributed artificial limbs, calipers, crutches, tricycles and hearing aids worth over Rs 8 crores, which will be a world record of such programme.

While PM Modi will hand over the equipment to some selected persons, the district administration will later on distribute to the remaining persons. The Union social justice ministry is financing the programme, Yadav said.

Yadav said that during the past three months a rapid survey was conducted by the district administration to identify the beneficiaries and based on that, the physically challenged persons would be provided with the equipment free of cost.

Notably, PM Modi during his last ' Maan Ki Baat' on December 27 had said," We have started Sugamya Bharat Campaign under government would improve both, physical and virtual infrastructure, to make it more Divyaang- friendly.

He had further said that ''if there is a deficiency in someones body, we call that person as disabled. But God has endowed that person with some extra ability. Then a thought came to my mind that instead of calling them Viklaang (disabled), why should we not use the word 'Divyaang' for them.

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