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21st Jul, 2010

Differently Able Students Awarded Certificates at NTPC –DU ICT Centre

Prof. Deepak Pental Vice Chancellor University of Delhi gave away the certificates to 47 physically challenged students who completed the short term course conducted jointly by Equal opportunity Cell of Delhi University and NTPC Foundation at the orientation programme held at Delhi University for the students with disabilities. The certificates were in Sign Languages, Information and Communication Technology, Communicative English, News Reading and Cinematography.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Pental commended the efforts of NTPC foundation in facilitating the IT enablement of disabled students to enable them to join the mainstream students.

Shri Pental said the ICT centre is first of its kind in the country and urged corporate sector to come forward and contribute to the cause of disability.

The NTPC Foundation has setup an example in creating IT infra -structure for the Physically Challenged Students which has also helped them in enhancing their employability. Shri Pental informed that the Delhi University has provided special buses to ferry the physically challenged students from North and South Delhi campuses of Delhi University to ICT Centre .The mission of Delhi University is to enable all differently abled students and staff to participate fully in academic, intellectual, social and cultural life of the university

Shri Dinesh Agarwal, General Manager NTPC Foundation said the NTPC Foundation is committed to serve the cause of disability and thanked the DU management for the success of the project. NTPC foundation further proposes to establish the ICT centres in other universities for the benefit of physically challenged students, Shri Agarwal announced

Shri Dipendra Manocha, President of Daisy India Forum engaged in creating e-books said that, with IT skills being imparted at ICT centre, the visually impaired students will be able to fill the application forms on their own.

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Prof. Rama Kant Agnihotri, Coordinator EOC DU apprised the students about the various facilities available for disabled students in the University and the various activities undertaken by DU for disabled students. Nearly 300 participants attended the Programme.


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