Down Syndrome is a chromosomal condition associated with intellectual and learning disabilities, which entails delayed development and behavioural problems are often reported in children with it. On 19th December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared to observe 21st March as World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) and since then every year, this day is officially observed by UN to create awareness about people with Down Syndrome. The objective of this conference was to provide excellent opportunities to the parents to obtain information about latest development in education and skilling and inclusive living of persons with Down Syndrome. Moreover, Assessment/Screening sessions were also conducted for the children with Down Syndrome.
National Conference on Down Syndrome organised by the National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
21 March 2018 marks the 13th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day. For WDSD 2018, Down Syndrome International focuses on: #WhatIBringToMyCommunity– how people with Down syndrome can and do make meaningful contributions throughout their lives, whether in schools, workplaces, living in the community, public and political life, culture, media, recreation, leisure and sport.
In line with the world, for seeking commitments of various stakeholders and increasing their awareness about Down Syndrome, National Trust organised this National Conference on Down Syndrome. A ‘National Conference on Down Syndrome’ was organised by the National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment recently. Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Pandey, Chairman, National Trust inaugurated it in the presence of Mukesh Jain, JS & CEO, National Trust, Dr. Surekha Ramachandran, Chairperson, Down Syndrome Federation of India and various stakeholders associated with Down Syndrome.
“Twilights Children”: Book based on based on the lives of person affected by Down Syndrome was released @ National Conference on Down Syndrome 2018
A book entitled “Twilights Children” based on the lives of person suffering from Down Syndrome was released on the occasion. The conference brought intellectuals from all walks of life on one platform to spur ideas and channelised knowledge on Down Syndrome, which was very beneficial to enable a positive change in the people with Down Syndrome. People with Down Syndrome and their parents were invited to share their inspirational stories.
After inaugural session, the 1st Session on “Down Syndrome-Health issues” held with the Panel Discussion and Question-Answer Session with the renowned Doctors from AIIMS, RML Hospital and Safdarjung Hospital. The 2nd Session on “Down Syndrome- Possibilities and Growth & Development” held with the Panel Discussion and Question-Answer Session with the renowned Experts working in the field of Down Syndrome. The Concluding 3rd Session on “Down Syndrome-Queries on Disability Certificate” held with the Panel Discussion and Question-Answer Session with the Senior Doctors of reputed hospitals.