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GNLU Centre for Disability Studies In collaboration with Sruti Disability Rights Centre Organize Webinar on National Education Policy 2020 on Disabilities: Expectations, Assurances and Realities (03 December, 2020)
GNLU Centre for Disability Studies Presents "Summer School Disabilities Study" (08-16 August, 2020)

Resource Persons with the topics:

  • Prof (Dr.) S Shanthakumar, Director, GNLU. (Inauguration)
  • Prof. (Dr.) Renu Addlakha, Centre for Women’s Development Studies, ICSSR, Delhi. (Critical Disability Studies (Critical Disability Theory))
  • Dr. Anita Ghai, Professor, School of Human Studies , Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Delhi. (Post-Structuralist Feminist Perspectives of Disability)
  • Mr. Abhishek Thakur, Assitant Professor of Social Work, University of Delhi. (1. History, Background and Introduction to Disability Definitions: Impairment, Handicap and Disability, 2. Types/Categories of Disability, Understanding various approaches to Disability: The Charity Approach, 3. the Medical Approach, Social Approach and Rights based Approach. 4. Disability and Identity 5. Community Based Rehabilitation: Philosophy, Approaches and Programmes. 6. Accessibility Infrastructure Accessibility and Accessibility Audit)
  • Dr. Sanjay Jain, Associate Professor and Principal in Charge, ILS Law Collage Pune. (1. An overview of PWD Act, 1995 and RPWD Act, 2016. 2. Reservation 3. Reasonable Accommodation 4. Disability and Legal Capacity )
  • Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Certified JAWS 2020 and Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competence. (Assistive Technology and Disability)
  • Mr. Pratap Chandra Behera,Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi, Delhi. (Researching Disability: Some Concerns, Issues and Challenges)
  • Dr. Ambati Nageswara Rao, Assistant Professor, GNLU. (Sustainable Development Goals and Disability).

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

GNLU Centre for Disability Studies conducted the “Summer School on Disability Studies” to provide theoretical and practical aspects of disabilities. In this programme, topics such as Concept of Disability, Nature, Definitions and Models, Theoretical Perspectives of Disability, Governmental Policy and Framework for the Empowerment of Disabilities and Research on Disabilities, were deliberated.

There were around 100 participants in this Summer School from all across the country including academicians, research scholars and disability activists and about 50 persons with disabilities including people with hearing impairments. The sessions of summer school were conducted by Dr. Renu Addlakha, Dr. Anita Ghai, Mr. Abhishek Thakur, Dr. Sanjay Jain, Mr. Mukesh Kumar, and Mr. Pratap Chandra Behera from 8th of August to 16th of August,2020.

The programme was inaugurated by the Director of GNLU, Prof (Dr.) S Shanthakumar on 8th of August 2020.

GNLU Centre for Disability Studies In collaboration with Sruti Disability Centre Organizes Webinar on "Rights of Women with Disabilities" (30 June, 2020)

Resource Persons:

  • Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar, Director, GNLU.
  • Shampa Sengupta, Director, Sruti Disability Rights Centre.
  • Mr. V. Muralidharan, General Secretary, National Platform for Rights of Disabled. ( Experiences of working with Violence against women with disabilities: ground-level experiences )
  • Dr. Shipli Bhattacharya, Professor, Jindal Global Law School and founding member GNE MYOPATHY International. (Women with Disabilities & Indian Laws with special focus on RPD Act)
  • Ms. Meenakshi B. Equals, CPSJ. (Social Security and women with disabilities)

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

GNLU Centre for Disability Studies conducted webinar on “Rights of Women with Disabilities” on June 30, 2020. This webinar was intended to provide detailed information about the rights of women with disabilities and the current Government policies and other aspects. There were around 100 participants all across the country including academicians, research scholars, students and disability activists. The Programme was inaugurated by the Director of GNLU, Prof (Dr.) S Shanthakumar, and resource persons were Ms. Shampa Sengupta, Dr. Shipli Bhattacharya, Mr. V. Murlidharan and Ms. Meenakshi B. Equals.

GNLU Centre for Disability Studies Organizes Webinar on "Disabilities Laws and Policies in India" (23 May, 2020)

Name of the Resource Persons:

  • Prof. (Dr.)S. Shanthakumar, Director, GNLU.
  • Dr. Snajay Jain, Associate Professor and Principal in Charge, ILS Law Collage Pune.(Constitutional law and Rights of Disabilities)
  • Mr. Amar Jain, Corporate Lawyer and Certified Accessibility Professional. (RPWD Act and Digital Accessibility)
  • Ms. Kanchan Pamnani, Advocate, High Court of Bombay. (Implementation of Policies on Disabilities: Practitioner’s Perspective)

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

GNLU Centre for Disability Studies organized a webinar on the topic “Disability Laws and Policies in India” on 23rd May, 2020. The aim of the webinar was to create an awareness among the most ignorant and marginalized section of the society. The webinar was inaugurated by our honorable Director, Prof. (Dr.) S. Shanthakumar and was witnessed by more than one hundred participants all across the country including research scholars, academicians, activists and students. The invited resource persons were Dr. Sanjay Jain, Principal ILS Pune, Mr. Amar Jain Corporate Lawyer and Certified Accessibility Professional and Ms. Kanchan Pamnani, Advocate, High Court of Bombay.

GNLU Centre for Disability Studies In collaboration with Sruti Disability Rights Centre Organizes Webinar on “Covid-19: Livelihood of Persons with Disabilities in India” (14 May, 2020)

Resource Persons:

  • Sampa Sengupta, Director, Sruti Disability Rights Centre.
  • Mr. V. Muralidharan, General Secretary, NPRD.
  • Mr. Rama Chari, Director, Diversity and Equal opportunity Cell.
  • Dr. A Marisport, Centre Director, GCDS and Assistant Professor of Law, GNLU.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

GNLU Centre for Disability Studies conducted this webinar on “Covid19: Livelihood of Persons with Disabilities in India” on May 14, 2020. This webinar was conducted to understand the problems and difficulties faced by this vulnerable section of the society and the Government’s approach to solve their problems. The distinguished speakers of the programme were Ms. Sampa Sengupta, Director, Sruti Disability Rights Centre, Mr. V. Muralidharan, General Secretary, NPRD and Mr. Ramachari, Director, Diversity and Equal opportunity Cell. There were 100 participants from all across the country including academicians, research scholars, disability activists and around 50 persons with disabilities including, hearing impaired participants, in this webinar.

GNLU Centre for Disability Studies (GCDS) and GNLU Committee for persons with Disabilities (GCPwD) Jointly Organizes Workshop on "Learning Disabilities" (19 February, 2020)

Organized Centre/Committee: GNLU Centre for Disability Studies (GCDS) and GNLU Committee for Persons with Disabilities (GCPwD)

Resource Persons:

  • Mr. Shailesh Mistry, Counselor, Therapist, (MA, PGDCP, MIPA, MGPSA and MICA), Shantvana, Child Development Centre.
  • Mr. Deep Pathak, RCI App. Psychologist, (MSC, RCI, PGDRP, MIPA), Santvana Child Development Centre.
  • Ms. Vibha Barad, Therapist, Remedial Educator, (MA, PGDCP, MIPA, MGPSA), Shantavana Child Development Programme.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

GNLU Centre for Disability Studies has organized this workshop on “Learning Disability”. This workshop aimed to sensitize the participants about different aspects of learning disabilities and to train the participants on creating inclusive environment for the students with learning disabilities. The identifying areas covered by this programme were the concept of learning disability, the difference between learning disability and mental disability and behaviors of people with learning disability. There were around 100 participants who attended the workshop, including research scholars, disability activists, academicians and students. The resource persons for the second event were trainers from Shant Child Development Centre Mr. Shailesh Mistry, Mr. Deep Pathak and Ms. Vibha Barad. The session covered the concept of learning Disability and coping up strategies for teachers and fellow students with persons with Learning Disability. The events witnessed participants from GNLU and from various other institutions.The programme was inaugurated by the Director of GNLU, Prof (Dr.) S Shanthakumar on 19th of August 2020.

Awareness Programme on ‘Mental Health’ (18th February, 2020)

Resource Persons: Dr. Nisha Khanna (Ph.D), a Mental Health Professional, Renowned Psychologist and Certified EQ coach.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

GNLU Centre for Disability Studies conducted an awareness programme on “Mental Health” on February 18th, 2020. Nowadays, mental disorders are the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. Recently concluded National Mental Health Survey of India estimates the current prevalence of mental disorders in the age group of 18-29 years at 7.39 %. India has 30% of its population in youth category, hence it is vital for us to approach mental well-being more seriously. ‘Prevention begins with better understanding’, keeping this in mind, with an aim to educate our students about the importance of mental health, the GNLU Centre for Disability Studies (GCDS) along with GNLU Committee for Persons with Disabilities (GCPwD) organized this half day event on Mental Health on 18/02/2020.

The resource person for this programme, Dr. Nisha Khanna (Ph.D), a Mental Health Professional, Renowned Psychologist and Certified EQ coach, addressed the gathering and had a fruitful discussion on issues relating to mental health which the youth of India are undergoing. As per her opinion, the increasingly competitive nature of higher education has aggravated common academic stressors which contribute to mental health issues among the students and to control the same, awareness on mental health and stress management is important. She spoke about different types of mental health issues that the students in higher education sector are undergoing including depression, anxiety, addictions, substance use disorders etc. and deliberated and guided the participants as to how one can construct and maintain a healthy mind.