He travels on a tricycle for a noble cause
By Express News Service - HYDERABAD
04th January 2013 09:56 AM
As a token of encouragement to the differently abled, GHMC mayor M Majid Hussain presented a tricycle on behalf of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) under Vikasam scheme to Kuldeep Singh, a physically challenged person from Punjab, in his chamber here on Thursday.
Singh (50) on Thursday called on the mayor and explained about his journey across the country for the rights of disabled persons, widows and senior citizens. He embarked on a tricycle journey to raise his voice to explain the needs of disabled and to maintain communal harmony and peace.
Singh started his journey from Ludhiana in Punjab on Dec. 1, 2010 to create awareness about the rights of the disabled, widow and senior citizens.
So far, he has covered 22,355 kms on his tricycle through Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, J&K, Haryana, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jarkhand, Orissa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Mahdya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kanya Kumari.
On his way back from Kanyakumari, he visited Hyderabad, from where he will travel to Chattisgarh, West Bengal and back to Punjab.
He pedals approximately 60 to 70 kms a day.
“I would like to complete my journey by the end of 2013. I want the government to provide a pension of Rs 1000 for all disabled people in the country. The people with disabilities and widows should be provided with BPL cards and the educated among them be given a stipend of Rs 2,500 per month,” says Singh, who is a graduate in commerce and a teacher in a private institute.
He further said he has interacted with representatives of various state governments and is working towards achieving these goals.
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