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Graduation Day Celebrations of 10th Batch of Orthopaedic Technologist
Graduation takes on special significance in our academic culture as the one transition where we honour the exciting and challenging process of ‘letting go’, more appropriately letting them go with the roots of strong education and experience and also the wings to take further on their journey.
MI celebrated the special journey of each graduate of the 10th Batch of Orthopaedic Technologist, on 28th June, 2016. The event was presided by Ms Saija Lukkarinen from International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), as an evaluator and encourager for the graduates. This is the second batch of graduates from MI receiving the ISPO CAT || Certificates, which holds special significance.
The event commenced with the welcome talk by Ms Ritu Ghosh, Deputy Director-Training, MI. She inspired the students to keep on the track of life-long learning, while putting the skills and experiences they acquired to practice.
The feedbacks, experience sharing of their incredible and unique journey of the graduates were often blended with smiles and tears. Graduates shared their experiences of linguistic barriers, overcoming them gradually as well as their academic and technical knowledge gain with the sheer support from the trainers.
Ms Hema attained the first position in the scoreboard with her outstanding performance in the theoretical and practical learning. 7 graduates received the ISPO CAT || Certificates for their academic performances.
Ms Saija congratulating the graduates expressed “The profession you have chosen is very fascinating. The learning every day you all will have, with each service user will be the real learnings you will cherish and treasure for your life time”.
Ms Albina Shankar, Director, MI encouraged the gathering with “In MI you all have opportunities to work with people with different kinds of disabilities and from different setups. Do your best for the people and the return will exceed your expectations”.
The celebrates concluded with Mr Soikat Ghosh Moulic, Assistant Director-Technical, MI thanking all the students and staff, especially Ms Saija from ICRC and stating “Education is just the tool, the people you are going to serve are the best teachers”.
Child Rights Protection Training at Mobility India
According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), Child Rights are defined as the minimum entitlements/freedoms that should be afforded to all persons below the age of 18 regardless of race, colour, gender, language, religion, opinions, origins, wealth, birth status or ability. Child Rights are broadly classified into 4 categories; ‘Right to Survival’, ‘Right to Protection’, ‘Right to Participation’ and ‘Right to Development’.
According to 2011 Census, children below 18 years comprises of around 40% of the total population in India. Of these 73% of children are from the rural areas, while the services are often urban-based. Though there are policies, schemes, laws outlined at local, state, national and international levels, still children are exposed to various issues, violations of their rights. In such scenarios, Child Rights Protection holds utmost significance.
Child Rights Protection is a matter of principle, rather than a matter of choice if the millennium and sustainable development goals of the nations to be realized to the fullest. It is highly essential to break the cycle of poverty, exploitation and underdevelopment. There is a huge need of awareness creation among the public on the entitlements of children.
MI hosted a training on ‘Child Rights Protection’ on 2nd July, 2016 aimed at introducing the child rights protection to the new staff as well as upgrading the knowledge of existing staff on the recent happenings. The knowledge of Child Rights Protection is highly relevant and obligatory for all the MI staff, as the activities and services are meant for children and those with disabilities.
The resource person for the training was Mr Vasudeva Sharma, who currently serves as the Executive Director, Child Rights Trust, State Convener for Karnataka Child Rights Observatory and Board Member for Child Line Foundation.
The sessions were quite informative and made the staff aware about their roles and responsibilities towards protecting the rights and entitlements of children.