Persons with Disabilities Current Affairs

Arman Ali takes charge of national disabled people’s organisation NCPEDP

Arman Ali was appointed as Executive Director of National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP). He will succeed Javed Abidi and take over his new role in October 2018. Arman has played pivotal role in bringing disability sector together in North East by forming network of organisations from seven states. He has been head of Shishu Sarothi – Centre for Rehabilitation & Training for Multiple Disability since 2009. He has worked for the rehabilitation of many physically challenged people as well as leading campaigns and engaging judiciary to uphold rights of persons with disabilities.

National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP)

NCPEDP is India’s only cross-disability advocacy organisation working towardsempowerment of persons with disabilities. It is headquartered in New Delhi. It has to its credit several achievements, including lobbying for creation of new Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, and call for new Disability Act to replace  PwD Act, 1995.

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National Conference on Down Syndrome held in New Delhi

The National Conference on Down Syndrome was held in New Delhi. It was organised by the National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Down Syndrome is a chromosomal condition associated with intellectual and learning disabilities. It leads to delayed development and behavioural problems in children suffering with it.

Conference

The objective of conference was to provide excellent opportunities to parents to obtain information about latest development in education and skilling and inclusive living of persons with Down Syndrome. The conference brought intellectuals from all walks of life on one platform to spur ideas and channelized knowledge on Down Syndrome which was very beneficial to enable a positive change in  people with Down Syndrome.

National Trust

It is statutory body under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. It is headquartered in New Delhi. Its mandate is to discharge two basic duties – legal and welfare for persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities.

It fundamental purpose is to create enabling environment, i.e. provide opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) through comprehensive support systems which will lead towards development of inclusive society.

It has been running various schemes and programmes for welfare of PwDs. Its major activity is to create awareness amongst general public by organizing various workshops, seminars and conferences on these disabilities and the capabilities of such persons.

Objectives

  • Enable and empower PwD to live as independently and fully as possible within and close to their community as possible.
  • Facilitate realisation of equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation of persons with disability.
  • Extend support to its registered organisations to provide need based services.
  • Evolve procedures for appointments of guardians and trustees for persons with disabilities.

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