30-OCT-2017: Orientation and training programsinaugurated at Ahmadi School
Aligarh, October30: Ahmadi School for the Visually Challenged, Aligarh Muslim University, in collaboration with National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities, Diyangjan, Dehradun,today organizedthe inaugural function of the Orientation Program for Braille (English/Hindi and one regional language) and Training Program in Disaster Management.
While addressing the program Prof Asfar Ali Khan, Director, Directorate of School Education said that the visually challenged students require special attention and care and the Ahmadi School is working tremendously in the desired direction. He stated that only a slight encouragement can do wonders for them. Emphasizing the importance of the programs, Prof Khan said that learning Braille will prove to be fruitful for the participants whereas the training on Disaster management will help them to deal with the emergency situations. He wished all success for the programs.
Mrs Firdaus Rahman, Principal, Ahmadi School for the Visually Challenged, welcomed the guests, resource persons and the participants. She presented a brief description of the objectives behind the organization of the programs. Mrs Rahman expressed hope that after the completion of the orientation programme, there would be tremendous improvement in the whole system of learning and teaching, mobility of the Visually Challenged Students and in the management of any disaster.
In first session of the day, Resource person Mr MS Negi, Blind Relief Association, New Delhi, oriented the participants and taught them the basic concepts of English Braille. In the second session, another resource person from the same Association, Mr Ram Asrey trained the participants about various protection techniques for mobility of visually challenged people.
Dr Saba Hasan, Acting Principal, ABK High School (Girls), Dr Abid Ali Khan, Assistant Director, Directorate of School Education along with the staff members of Ahmadi School for the Visually Challenged were also present on the occasion.
Mr Adil Jaleel, senior teacher at Ahmadi School proposed the vote of thanks.
A welcome song was also presented by the students of the school.
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