Welfare of Specially abled Students priority at JU: Prof Dhar
Jan 03, 2020
JAMMU: Welfare of specially abled students is a top priority of the University of Jammu, said Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu while interacting with members of the visiting NGO 'Shruti' an association for Deaf in Jammu comprising of Sukanya Bhan, a multimedia Journalist based out of Delhi, who specialises in disability etiquettes and students with disability along with Kamal Nain Bhan, President of the NGO.
While interacting, they discussed in detail about the activities of their association and how JU and Shruti can join hands and collaboratively conduct a workshops/seminars/orientation programmes on disability etiquettes.
It was also astonishing to know that according to 2011 census, India has a population of 18 million disabled people and they have been marginalized since ages.
During the course of the meeting it was also resolved to chalk out a road map for upgradation of the facilities for specialy abled students.
Prof Dhar on the occasion dwelt in detail about the initiatives taken by the University of Jammu to ensure about the necessary infrastructure and facilities created for smooth entry for specially abled persons in major premises of the University.
Prof Dhar issued directions to constitute a high level Committee comprising of senior faculty members, experts from the concerned area for periodic review and updation of the facilities and the processes for the specially abled persons. Prof Dhar further informed that UNiversity is in the process of upgradation of JU website that will also cater to the needs of the specially abled students.
It is pertinent to mention here that University has built ramps in all major building of the University and is also installing lifts in those buildings where building of ramp is not possible.
Among others Sh Ranjeet Kalra, Teaching faculty and Dr Vinay Thusoo, Official Spokesperson of the University were also present on the occasion.