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 Children Voiced Their Concerns

 “I want to study further. But the nearest Government school is ten kilometres away from my home. Being a wheelchair user, I find it difficult to travel far and the private schools also have denied me enrolment because of the accessibility issues” fifteen year old Srikanth from Anekal Taluk conveys to Chief Minister Shri. Siddaramaiah in the annual children parliament.

The annual children parliament was organised by Karnataka Legislators’ Forum for Child Rights and UNICEF at Vidhana Soudha on 17th November, 2015. Children raised various issues like lack of infrastructure and toilet in schools, female foeticide and child labour. Shri. Siddaramaiah promised to look into the issues and take corrective measures to address them. 

51st Anniversary Celebrations of BHEL 

To mark the day, an event was organised at Mobility India on 13th November, 2015. The event was presided by Shri. R. K. Tiwari, Executive Director, BHEL, Electronics Division, Shri. K. Parthiban, AGM HR/HOD, General Managers, CSR Committee members and senior executive officials from different associations of BHEL Electronics Division.

BHEL has been supporting MI since two years for procurement of raw materials for the fabrication of assistive devices. During this financial year they sponsored various developmental and assistive devices, of which thirteen were personally handed over.

On his feedback Shri. R. k. Tiwari mentioned “I feel honoured and content to visit Mobility India. They are doing great services to the society though their vision of empowered and inclusive community. BHEL commits to support such great initiatives in future also on sustainable basis through our Corporate Social Responsibility”.

ASEM High Level Meeting on Disability & Global Conference on Assistive Devices & Technology-Beijing, China 

Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE), is an initiative of World Health Organisation which focus on the global health challenges, the expected demand of assistive products and the need of developing countries to be prepared for it.

Ms. Albina Shankar, Director and Mr. Soikat Ghosh Moulic, Assistant Director, Technical participated in the conference, during 29th-30th October, 2015.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel graced the opening event and affirmed their commitment to make high and medium end assistive technology affordable.

The areas of attention during the sessions were ‘how to make assistive products affordable for all’; ‘service delivery, technology and care’ and ‘assistive devices for the elderly’. The sessions also stressed on the need for international curriculum in Assistive Technology and development of assistive technology sector worldwide.

More than 300 participants of the event expressed their unanimous support for the GATE initiative and appreciated WHO’s role in bringing diverse stakeholders at one platform. 

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