The Prominent NGOs of the City working for the Empowerment of the Disabled along with the care givers of the disabled, under different categories; called on the Government and the Society to create the Eco System for upholding the dignity, respect and Honor of the Disabled Persons in the Society by enabling them with facilities and assistive technologies, to bring them at par with their able bodied equals.
The NGOs, care givers and the Disabled were celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the Health Centre, Panjab University Chandigarh organized by Disha NGO – The Harbinger of Social Change & Development and The National Rehabilitation Institute.
Doctor Monica Singh, Centre for Social work and Prof. Renu Gandhi – Centre for Life Long Learning & Extension, PU; Maj. Gen Rajender Nath – President, Institute for the Blind; Sh. Harmesh Kumar – President, Physically Handicapped Welfare Association; Smt. Anu Malhotra – Saksham Trust; Sh. Vinod Chadha – President, National Association for the Blind; Sh. Ajay Sondhi – From Abhimanyu IAS Circle; Sh. Jayara – Principle, Institute for the Blind; Dr. Neena Mehta from Rayat Bahra University; Sh. Charanjeet Bains, ENT Surgeon from Amritsar, Dr. Jaywanti Bakshi and several students of the Equal Opportunities Cell addressed the more than 200 participants.
Dr. Dharmveer and Dr. Sarswati Gupta from the National Rehabilitation Institute and Smt. Jatinder Kaur – Vice Chairman and Lata Dua – Secretary from Disha NGO gave the outlines of the new Rights of Persons with Disabilities act 2016 and the new provisions for the 21 Disabilities covered in the act.
Several office bearers of different NGOs, care givers connected with the disabled and student volunteers participated to lend a helping hand.