The Prime Minister, who undertook fifth visit to his constituency after assuming office in May, 2014, handed over the aids to some of the beneficiaries, besides interacting 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 distributed among 8,000 beneficiaries and the Union Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment has reportedly written to the Guinness Book of World Records to take note of the event, which is touted to be one of the largest of its kind.

The Prime Minister had in a radio address recently made a plea for doing away with the word 'vikalang' (handicapped) and calling the differently abled as 'divyang' (born with a divine limb/organ) in a bid to sensitise the society towards their right to live a life of dignity and honour.

Narendra Modi also flagged off the 'Mahamana Express' at The Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) premises. The express named after Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya, renowned educationist and founder of the Benares Hindu University (BHU), the thrice-a-week superfast train promises to cover the nearly 800-km distance between Varanasi and New Delhi in less than 14 hours.

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