FROM A CORRESPONDENT
JORHAT, April 22: A two-day workshop on sensitization of existing policies to maintain quality of life for person with disabilities got underway at Prero Pratibandhi Sishu Bikash Kendra at Cinmora here from Friday. The programme which was organized in collaboration with the tiol institute for Empowerment of Person with Multiple Disabilities (NEPMD) was iugurated by Additiol Deputy Commissioner Roshni Aporanji Korati.
Talking to The Sentinel, ADC Korati said, “Prero is a non-governmental organisation in Jorhat which has opened a ‘DISHA’ center for early intervention of children who are differently abled.”
“In this process the identification is done early and whichever children can go to school will be readied. Otherwise for inclusive education under SSA, they can train the children so that they can join the mainstream schools. Parents will also undergo the two-day workshop for sensitization on the Act like the Person with Disability Act and tiol Trust Act to be thorough on the provisions of the acts,” he said.
Coorditor of NEPMD, Stalin and Principal Sayera Rahman of Prero while speaking to The Sentinel stressed on the need for focusing more on the North Eastern region on a more sustaible development. Stalin said, “NEPMD has been conducting a lot of events across Northeastern region. Today we are conducting sensitization programme for Anganwadi and AASHA health workers. It’s like a mission and scheduled events that we are organising which is mainly to achieve the gap by identifying children from economically backward community and bringing them to the inclusive society so that they can be aware of their basic rights.”
“Disabled people have a lot of potential and abilities which have not been identified by the community so far and so the objective is to reach the children, find out their abilities and putting them in the right track towards rehabilitation and inclusion,”he said.