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INTERNATIONAL DISABLED WEEK CELEBRATED AT SWEEKAAR

 a Multispecialty Rehabilitation Center at Hyderabad

Hyderabad, December 4, 2014: At Sweekaar the World Disabled Week from 03 / 12 / 2014 to 10 / 12 / 2014 was celebrated.  These celebrations are sponsored by CSR – NTPC Ltd SRHQ. The programme was inaugurated by Sri. R. Venkateswaran, Regional Executive Director, NTPC Ltd – SRHQ & Smt. Janaki Venkateswaran, President, Dhakshan Deepanjali Mahilasamithi.

Students from Sweekaar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences, Devanar School for Blind & Durgabai Deshmukh – DDRC has participated in different events conducted at Sweekaar. All the students have performed very well in all the activities.

The observance of this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) provides an opportunity to further raise awareness of disability as a cross-cutting development issue. The theme of this year’s commemoration, “Sustainable Development: The promise of technology”.

With more than 80% of this number living in developing countries, persons with disabilities and their families are over represented among those living in absolute poverty

Throughout human history, technology has always impacted the way people live. The Industrial Revolution ushered in a new age of technology that raised the standards of living of people around the world and their access to goods and services. Today, technology is built in to every facet of daily living. The emergence of information and communications technologies have dramatically increased connectivity between people and their access to information, and further raised living standards.

Since 1992, the annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

Throughout the week we are conducting several awareness programs. We request you to strengthen our efforts by giving wide publicity so that more beneficiaries can utilize our services.

Throughout the week  the following programs will be conducted by Sweekaar:

i)                 Free Screening Camps for mentally ill children and adults

ii)                  Free Screening Camps for Speech & Hearing problems for all age groups.

iii)                Free screening Camps for children with developmental Delays, Autistic Children and children with learning disorders.

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