Asia-Pacific Feb 23, 2017
HYDERABAD, INDIA: Telanagna Women, Child and Disabled Welfare Department Secretary M Jagadeeshwar said that the Central and State Government officials must be sensitized about the advantages of newly approved Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
The act was passed by Parliament in December last year. Speaking after inaugurating a State- level awareness workshop on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPWD), organised by Press Information Bureau, Hyderabad in coordination with All India Disabled Persons’ Rights Forum here, Mr Jagadeeshwar said the community of Divyangs also will be well versed with the salient features of the Act so that they can reap its real benefits. The Government and people must work in tandem for the rights of persons with disabilities, he added.
PIB-Hyderabad Additional Director General Dr P J Sudhakar suggested that the government must arrange for research regarding the rehabilitation of Divyangs. The Government would do well if it initiates for skill development courses and also training for the teachers of the divyang students. These two steps would give much fillip to the community, he added. Kolli Nageshwar Rao, National President, All India Disabled Persons Rights Forum said the government must provide a Sub-Plan for the welfare of the community. Mr Rao appealed to the Centre and State governments organise similar awareness workshops for divyangs throughout the nation, so that they know the provisions of the new Act which has been brought for their uplift.
Professor Rajasekhar, English And Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Mr N Lakshminarayana, Mentor, Geo Rehabilitation Center, Mr P Umar Khan, Chairman, Helen Keller Institute, Mr D. Papa Rao, Advisor, All India Disabled Persons United Forum and scores of students from various colleges attended the day-long workshop.