Dimapur, February 13: A 1-day orientation programme on early identification & RPWD Act 2016 was held at Red Cross Conference Hall, Kohima on February 13for the ASHA and ANGANWADI workers. The workshop was organized by National Institute of Orthopedically Disabilities, Kolkata in collaboration with Social Welfare Directorate, CMO office, MD NHAK Kohima and Cherry Blossoms Society.
Thejawelie Gregory Sote, DC Kohima share on the need to have the proper mind set and positive attitude towards people with disabilities. Educating the communities and different stakeholders are very necessary. He also exhorted the gathering to give time, attention, suggestion and direction on how to best manage the people with disabilities.
The contribution of ASHA and ANGANWADI workers are very important as they are at the grassroots level and first contact point to any stakeholders, he said.
Diethono Nakhro, Disability Commissioner Nagaland stressed on the need to have better understanding and knowledge on disability by the grassroots level and constant learning through work- shop and seminars is very necessary to disseminate knowledge so that no discrimination takes place. Accessibility is also to be addressed by all government building and public places and ensure that laws and rules are set in proper places, she said.
Atoli, Joint Director, Social welfare Department also spoke on the collaboration with different departments and private sectors.
A Patra spoke on Introduction to Disability & Rights to Persons with Disabilities Act 2016, Sreeja Mitra spoke on Early Identification & Intervention and. Monali spoke on Prosthetics & Orthotics, all from NILD (National Institute of Locomotors Disability) spoke on various subject of disability. Adaphro Pfozhe and Viesienuo Chusi from Cherry Blossoms spoke on Inclusive Education.
(Page News Service)