associate sponsors

Havells
HDFC

Bus carrying differently abled to PM Modi's programme in Varanasi hits pole, 22 hurt

Varanasi: Twenty-two differently abled persons, on their way to Prime Minister's aid distribution programme here, were injured when the bus carrying them hit a pole under Kapsethi police station area, this morning.

PM Narendra Modi. Reuters

PM Narendra Modi. Reuters

The bus was carrying around 42 differently abled persons, SHO Ashok Chandra said. The injured have been referred to the government hospital in Varanasi, he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will be visiting his parliamentary constituency today is scheduled to distribute aids among nearly 8,000 differently abled persons.

He will also interact with children from various parts of the country who have overcome disabilities relating to speech and hearing with the help of the ADIP (Assistance to Disabled Persons) scheme of the Centre.

More than 25,000 aids like wheelchairs, hand-driven tricycles, smart crutches and hearing implants will be distributed among the 8,000 beneficiaries.

PTI


Updated Date: Jan 22, 2016 15:11 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See