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One- day seminar by NIEPMD

National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD), ECR, along with Higher Education for Persons with Special Needs (HEPSN), Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP), conducted a one-day seminar on ‘The Road Map for Effective Implementation of RPwD Act, 2016’ on May 17 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium, Pondicherry University.

The seminar was attended by heads of educational institutions in Pondicherry, officials of government departments and public sector undertakings, representatives of various disabled people organisations – DPOs, parents of disabled persons and staff and scholars of Pondicherry University.

Dr. M. Thanuja, Head of CSSEIP, delivered the welcome address and Dr.A.Chidambaram, Coordinator of HEPSN, appraised about the seminar. The seminar was formally inaugurated by the Honorable Registrar I/C of Pondicherry University, Professor K. Tharanikkarasu, who talked about the importance and implications of provisions of the legislation and sincere efforts taken by the University to effectively implement provisions of the Act. He also spelt out distinct services offered by the University to disabled persons quoting real time instances.

The key note address was delivered by Rajesh Ramachandran, Rehabilitation Officer (S&P), NIEPMD who stressed upon the valuable services provided by NIEPMD in serving persons with more than one disability.

NIEPMD was established in the year 2005 under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilties (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India, to serve as a national resource centre for empowerment of persons with Multiple Disabilities (those with two or more disabilities). They offer diploma, graduate and post-graduate courses for people with multiple disabilities. NIEPMD is at ECR, Muttukadu. For details contact 98946 07881.

Skating marathon

Chettinad-Sarvalokaa Education, an international school located in Kelambakkam conducted a 7 day skating marathon at their campus. More than 100 children from across the city, who are level 2 and 3 skaters, took part in the event. They completed 24 km of skating per day.

Besides skating, the school plans to offer after-school coaching for football, tennis, table tennis, badminton, cricket, chess and swimming from the next academic year.

To register for Chettinad-Sarvalokaa Education’s after-school programmes contact 47429900.

Mother’s day run

Decathlon and Ezone India conducted a run on May 13 to celebrate ‘Mother’s Day’. The run was attended by around 200 women and they were accompanied by their family members. The run was held for 1 km, 3 km and 5 km and was flagged off at Drizzle by the Beach, Palavakkam.

A zumba warm up session was held at 5.30 a.m. for all the participants. They were given participation certificate and medals. For details, call 98405 75555 and 98405 78239.

Workshop on emergency response training

Alert, an NGO that spreads awareness about First aid and Emergency is conducting a free workshop on Emergency Response (Basic First Aid) on all Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at Alert Simulation lab.

Topics such as inhibitions to render assistance during an emergency, chain of survival, basic life support principles, ABC of basic life support, common medical emergencies, bleeding (external and internal), fainting, fractures, choking, and CPR – Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation will be covered during the session. Open to all. At 5/75, Bonanza 1, Blue Beach Road, Neelankarai, ECR. For details contact 96203 87654.

Customised showroom for kids

Advitiya Designs is a new Kids store situated at Vettuvankeni, ECR. The store showcases a wide variety of products for kids – room décor, school gear, baby goods, travel gear, toiletries, accessories, gift items and more.

“We custom design all our products with kids’ favourite characters and we make it extra special by personalising with their names. The store also has an activity nook and a dress-up corner for our little shoppers to have fun while shopping. Whether it is choosing their room décor or their school accessories or picking out a gift hamper for their friends or choosing return gifts for parties, they are sure to have fun doing it at Advitiya,” says the owner.

Open from 10.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday to Saturday and from 11.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. At 65, First Avenue Vettuvankeni, ECR (opposite Adyar Ananda Bhavan). Ph: 94440 51702 and 94452 99876.