03-DEC-2018: Differently-abled students should keep their morale high: Prof Tariq Mansoor
ALIGARH, December 3: "Differently-abled students should keep their morale high and never feel left out as several such people have excelled in different spheres of life including academics, sports, and civil services, etc. ", said Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor Prof Tariq Mansoor while addressing the World Disability Day programme as Chief Guest organised by AMU's Disability Unit today at the Assembly Hall of the University Polytechnic (Boys).
Prof Mansoor said it is our responsibility to provide equal facilities to differently-abled students, both in classroom and hostel.
"We are providing all the necessary facilities though there is always a room for improvement" he said while referring to the lifts that are being installed in several buildings of the university.
The Vice Chancellor announced to provide an additional Rs one lakh grant to the Disability Unit in the current financial year, for purchasing necessary equipment and appliances. He also agreed to provide scanner for visually impaired students.
On the occasion Prof Mansoor announced a cash prize of Rs 20000 for the students' team of Ahmadi School for Visually Challenged Students, who presented University Tarana in the programme.
He especially encouraged the team of volunteers and support staff who helped in smooth conduct of the programme.
Guest of honour Prof MH Beg (Pro Vice Chancellor) said that World Disability Day is a day to spread awareness about the special needs of differently-abled people. He emphasized that today technology is very helpful in overcoming the challenges faced by differently-abled people.
Earlier Prof Khalid Bin Yusuf Khan (Coordinator, Disability Unit) welcomed the guests and presented a brief history and activities carried out by the unit.
Prof Abdul Waheed (Department of Sociology) talked in detail about The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, while Dr Bhoopathi P (Department of English) delineated the use of technology for visually impaired students.
Dr Syed Faiz Zaidi (Counsellor and Placement Officer) proposed the vote of thanks.
During the programme tricycles, crutches, angel, head phones, pen drive and memory cards were distributed among the students.
Volunteers of team 'EN-ABLE' from the Faculty of Management Studies and Research, AMU distributed leaflets about creating more accessible and inclusive workplaces.
Rahul K Uadhyay (Student Coordinator, Disability Unit) and Afia Rizvi conducted the proceedings.
Faculty members and students attended the programme in large numbers.
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Related PicturesVice Chancellor Prof Tariq Mansoor distributing tricycle at World Disability Day Programme organised by Disability Unit AMU
PVC Prof MH Beg addressing World Disability Day Programme organised by Disability Unit AMU (1)
Vice Chancellor Prof Tariq Mansoor, PVC Prof MH Beg and others releasing a leaflet at the World Disability Day Programme organised by Disability Unit AMU