Education

Seminar on 'World Autism Awareness Day' organized at KCE

Punjab Tribune Bureau | April 09, 2019 08:27 PM

AMRITSAR: A day long seminar on 'World Autism Awareness Day'  was organized at Khalsa College of Education (KCE), Ranjit Avenue here today in collaboration with Global Institute Of Childhood Disability Rotary, Amrit Parivar Parents Association, Pingalwara Charitable Society, Sarv Sikhsha Abhiyan and DAV. Red Cross School. 

 

There was wide scale discussions new technologies and tools which can be used for people living with autism The involvement of such challenged people in the social, political and economic aspects of the society was a must. Principals of various schools, parents of Autistic children, college staff and students were present.  

 

 

Khalsa College Governing Council honorary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina who was the chief guest said in his inaugural address that there should not be any discrimination with the people suffering from autism. He urged the Principals of schools and colleges present to go an extra mile towards supporting them to achieve their full potential through such seminars and awareness programs.

 

 

Guests of Honor including Dr. Inderjeet Kaur, President Pingalwara,Dr. Savinder Singh, Director, Mental Hospital, Davinder Singh, Anjana Seth, Director Holy Heart School in their respective key note addresses deliberated  and reaffirmed their strong commitment to inclusive, accessible and sustainable development, and pledged that no one would be left behind. They emphasized that in this context the participation of persons with autism as both agents and beneficiaries is essential in enabling persons with disabilities to exercise their rights and freedoms.

 

Dr. Navneet Grewal, HOD, Dental College, Dr. Anupam Kaur, HOD Genetic Department, GNDU, Dr. Jaskaranjot Kaur, PED Civil Hospital, Prerna Khanna, Special Educator, Spring Dale, Dr. KS Manchanda, M.D. Child Specialist, Dr. Harjot Singh Makkar, Neuropsychiatry, Dr. Ranjan Kumar, MOT, GICD and  Nisha Tuteja, Special Educator, D.A.V School who called for inclusive education for all as they highlighted the significance of shaping this day in spreading awareness across the globe about Autism which is a neurodevelopmental disorder of variable severity which causes disruption in communication and social interaction, also characterized through repetitive behavior and thoughts.

 

Principal Dr. Dhillon emphasized that the theme of this seminar is to highlight the integral role of technology in the development of people with any form of disability including autism. She said that technology also ensures that people with disabilities enjoy their basic human rights and helps them tackle any issues they face as a member of the society.

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