Srinagar: The three days online Continuation Rehabilitation Education (CRE) programme on ‘Understanding and applying the right to information’ culminated on 19th of March at CRC campus Bemina, here.
The programme commenced from 17th of March and was organised by Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, Bemina Srinagar.
The CRE is approved by the Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi.
In the Inaugural address, Dr Mir Zafar Iqbal, Director CRC Srinagar J&K said that the aim of conducting such programme is to upgrade the knowledge of professionals working in the field of disability Rehabilitation. He said the professionals having Central Registration Register Number (CRR) and registered with the RCI need to have at least 100 points for renewal of their registration after five years.
The presidential address of this online CRE programme was given by Sumita Jayavant, Director Pt. Deendhayal Upadhyaya National Institute for Physically Disability (PDUNPD) Government of India, New Delhi.
In her address, she highlighted the importance and need of RTI especially for differently abled persons as well as the importance of attending these CRE programmes by the Rehabilitation professionals/ students.
Member Advisory Board, New Delhi, Ashok Kumar Dwivedy presented the keynote address. He explained the Right to Information Act thoroughly and how it has been implemented and how it works in our country.
This was followed by Scientific sessions by resource persons from across India including States of Delhi, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Odhisha and UT of J&K.
Dozens of Speakers including Lalit Narayan, Dy Director PDUNIPPD New Delhi gave introduction about RTI Act, 2005 and importance, implication for people of India.
Professor Mohammad Ayoub Head and Dean School of Law, University of Kashmir spoke about access to Information for Environmental Protection.
Advocate Altaf Khan, High Court J&K, Javaid Tak Honorary Chairman Humanitary Welfare Organisation, Umesh Sharma Chairman Disabled Care Foundation, Dr Mir Junaid Alam Assistant Professor, School of Law KU, Dr Sofia Hassan Mir, University of Kashmir, Shameem Ahmad, Rehabilitation Officer CRC Srinagar and many other guests spoke about various issues.