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Three wheelers distributed to physically challenged under MP Fund

“I have been working at Mysuru airport as computer operator since four years. Despite of my disability to walk, I travel in tempo traveller to reach the workplace every day. But after reaching the entrance of airport it was a biggest challenge for me to walk into the work cabin which is about 1 km away from the entrance of the airport. Now, as I am benefited with three wheeler, I can commute easily to my workplace,” said Nagarathna K J, a beneficiary of the three wheeler under the MP Fund that was allotted for the people with more than 75 percent disability.

Prathap Simha, Member of Parliament FROM Mysuru and Kodagu, on Thursday, distributed eight motor vehicles (altered TVS Scooty Pep+) to beneficiaries under the MP Funds. The beneficiaries for the motor vehicles were identified on the grounds like disability with more than 75 percentage, working, identification card of disability from District Disabled Welfare Department and age scale between 20 to 60 years.

Each unit of three wheeler costs about Rs 56,971.28 and including the alteration it costs around Rs 60,131. The total cost for eight vehicles spent is Rs 4.55 Lakh.

Speaking on the occasion, Prathap Simha said: “This fund has been utilised to promote the self dependency in disabled. These three wheelers will be useful for them. Following the good response from it, we are planning to distribute at least 8-10 three wheelers in each taluk of Mysuru-Kodagu Constituency.”

Deputy Mayor Vanitha Prasanna, Mysuru city BJP President Dr Manjunath and others were present.

Speaking on the resignation of Congressman V Srinivas Prasad, Prathap Simha said: “He has been elected as the Member of Parliament for five consecutive terms. He was given a cabinet grade under the government of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajapeyi. His contribution towards the Dalit community is impressive. It looks like the Congress has forgotten one of its prominent mentors who worked for bringing the backward classes to the main stream. If Srinivas Prasad would like to come back to BJP, he is always welcome.”

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