The National Center for the Promotion of Employment for the Disabled People (NCPEDP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Symbiosis Law School (SLS-H), Hyderabad, which has launched several value addition courses, among others. . .
The purpose of the Memorandum of Understanding is to facilitate research and development of disability rights and to initiate a discussion on disability among the youth. This program will help law students from undergraduate and postgraduate programs to pursue their careers in the disability sector.
In his address to the audience, Santosh Aghav, Director, SLS-H, shared why disability in law school should be taken as an issue. He spoke of the need for a holistic approach that would help create awareness about disability and eliminate stigma around it.
In addition, Akshay Jain, Member (NCPEDP) and keynote speaker at the signing ceremony shared the need for lectures on disability from a legal point of view. He emphasized the importance of inclusiveness in society, which can only be achieved if people with disabilities are given equal opportunities to participate in social, political and economic life. M Ramesh, Member, Association of People Affected by Leprosy (APAL), Hyderabad, then shared the double standards of people with leprosy where they not only suffer from the discomfort caused by the disease but are forced to live separately from them. Community.
“It is very rare to find people with disabilities. Even if they have access to education, their workplaces are not accessible which deprives them of their right to employment, ”said Arman Ali, Executive Director, NCPEDP.
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