National Seminar on Inclusiveness of the Differently Abled: Challenges and Opportunities in India
March 5 - March 6
Leaving no one behind itself draws our attention to the one of the most vulnerable sections of the society, the differently-abled persons. Safeguarding their interests requires an entitlement monitoring of their actual needs rather than generalizing them with that of a common man. Given the fact that 2.68 crore population in India are affected by different forms of disabilities, it is extremely vital that the design, structure, plan and implementation process of our schemes, policies and programmes ensure cent percent inclusion of the differently abled persons living across all corners of our country. The fact that the PwDs are the most stringent victims of poverty and malnourishment also cannot be avoided. They are the worst sufferers of health hazards, educational backwardness and remain economically down trodden. Moreover, disabled women are most susceptible to different forms of gender based discrimination being it education, employment, social policy, participation and decision making.