International day of persons with disabilities observed
Aligarh: The Ahmadi School for Visually Challenged, Aligarh Muslim University organized an online talk on “Awareness about the rights of the disabled persons by the Indian law” to mark the ‘International Day of Persons with disabilities’.
Delivering the talk, Dr Naghma Azhar (Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, AMU), while quoting a Supreme Court judgment, said there should be no discrimination among humans on the basis of disability and all the differently-abled persons should be provided with an equal opportunity to grow, make a career of their choice and contribute to society in a productive manner. She said the Government of India has effectively ensured protection of rights of such people through the “Rights of Persons with Disability Act ‘2016”.
Dr Naila Rashid (Principal of the school) highlighted the differences between disability, impairment and handicap and motivated students to make best use of the facilities available in the school and excel in the fields of their choice.
Mr Sirajuddin Sheikh (Incharge, Cultural Events) urged the people to use the term Divyang, instead of Viklang for the people with disabilities, as suggested by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi in his radio programme Man Ki Baat recently.
He also dedicated a song to the differently-abled people.
Dr Bushra Abbasi conducted the programme while Mr Niaz Ahmad Khan proposed a vote of thanks.