To create awareness about ‘Divyang Snehi Samaj’, which would accommodate the persons with disabilities as normal persons of the society, Ashadeep had organised a programme, at Scientific Society Hall, Laxmi Nagar on Sunday.The programme was really interesting which inculcated the songs related with theme of the programme.
Dr Pratima Shastri, founder of Aashadeep, Apang, Mahila-Bal Vikas Sanstha and Child Psychiatrist and Consultant Dr Jaya Shiwalkarwere the resource persons. Team of Ruturaj led by Mugdha Tapas presented the songs. Kishor Galande was the anchor. Dr Shiwalkar stated that the normal behaviour of responding to light or sound in four months, sitting by eight months and standing by 12 months of a new born baby, should be carefully observed. With an early detection major loss in brain tissue can either be corrected or further loss prevented. Neglecting the issues can cause great loss for entire life of the child. There is still a greater need for awakening the society and changing the attitude towards the Divyangjan. The experts also emphasised the need for changing approach of the parents in the process of socialisation, education, personality development of the disabled child.
The process is being facilitated through law. In the amended law on Persons with Disabilities (PwD), their 21 categories have been mentioned. Their needs are different and methods of dealing with these needs are also different. The Indian Sign Language is mother tongue of deaf and dumb. This needs to be converted into normal language using different methods. The concept of Inclusive Education can then be successful. Those with physical disability face lesser problems compared to other ones. Dr.Prakash Ddo of IMA, Dr uday Bodhankar of COMHAD, Senior practitioner and social worker Dr Shrikant Chorghade, L B Patil, Dr Ashok Adhau, Utkarsha Khopkar, Dr P K Deshpande were prominently present on this occasion.