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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Seminar on understanding needs of physically challenged


The Higher Education for Persons with Special Needs (HEPSN) and National Service Scheme (NSS) wings of Andhra Loyola College (ALC) organised a National seminar sponsored by UGC  called the National Seminar on Challenges and Opportunities For The Physically Challenged Persons at the college seminar hall on Wednesday.

Moses Chowdary of Enable India, Bangalore, was the Chief Guest for the National Seminar.  Addressing the gathering Moses said that Conviction, Competence, Curiosity, and Confidence were the four Cs required for a Visually Challenged person to come up in life. Moses Chowdary said that he was the alumni of Andhra Loyola college, Vijayawada, is a visually challenged. Physical deformity should hinder a person’s curiosity to learn, and the person should work hard to bring out their hidden potentials.

The Guest of Honor for the programme, Anita Claudia Alexander, programme officer CBM, Bangalore said that, taking the magnitude of the problems faced by the physically challenged persons, we need to provide an inclusive environment to accept the persons with love and respect. She further said that every aspect of life should be adoptable and should meet the needs of the persons with disabilities.  
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A souvenir with 30 research articles and eight profiles of NGOs and two case studies were released on the occasion. Prof Annavaram Hyderabad Central University, Dr Saraswati Raju Iyer,  Socialogy Dept Nagarjuna university, Dr K Veeraiah Dept of Zoology ANU, Dr Raja Shekar EFLU Hyderabad, Dr Nagaraj of HCU, Dr Adam Paul form Haryana were present. 

Fr Kishore, principal, Fr Raju, correspondent, Fr Rex Angelo, Fr Cinnappa vice-principals Dr Saraswathi Raju iyer co convener, were present at the event. There were 90 persons with Hearing impairments, 40 persons with Visual impairments, 10 orthopedically challenged, 23 scholars from Special Education and Sociology Departments, 30 lecturers and teachers also participated. The teachers of Madonna College for the deaf provided sign language facility to the audience who were hearing challenged.

Source : The Hans India, 5th Jan 2017 

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