Best practices of various sectors needed to help differently-abled, says Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot

He was inaugurating a national workshop on physical and mental disabilities.

Published: 24th October 2018 06:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2018 06:21 AM   |  A+A-

A differently-abled youth (Photo | File/EPS)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Adopting the best practices to bring the differently-abled into the mainstream would mean engaging different sectors like health, education, social protection, labour, transport, housing and engaging different agencies, including the government, civil society organisations, private sectors, said Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot on Tuesday

He was inaugurating a national workshop on physical and mental disabilities. Currently, there are challenges like early identification, education, employment of differently-abled person and it is necessary that infrastructure is strengthened for people with all forms of disabilities as covered under the Right of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016, said Gehlot.

The objective of the workshop is to help implement the best practices for disabilities covered under the RPWD Act to improve the lives of those living with disabilities and their families.The session would also help stakeholders enhance the practices of disability-specific, discipline-specific, model-specific, and community-based rehabilitation model.


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