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Accessible India campaign gets 100 accessible websites @ national conference on improving accessibility

The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot launching the first 100 accessible websites of State Governments under Accessible India Campaign, at the inauguration of the “National Conference on Improving Accessibility”, organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), in New Delhi on January 19, 2018.

In a path breaking initiative to empower Persons with Disabilities, 100 Accessible websites of various State Governments/UTs under Accessible India Campaign were launched by the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot on the occasion of ‘National Conference on Improving Accessibility’ on 19 January 2018 in presence of Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla and Krishna ...

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Knowing difference between Good and Bad Touch can save childhood from untoward incidents

Teach good touch and bad touch to children

Innocence– a natural gift that children have been bestowed upon. Their glittering eyes brimmed with inquisitiveness, zeal to explore, fathomless energy, carefree attitude- wins hearts and today parents worry that it makes them vulnerable too. Crimes against children are increasing at unprecedented pace. We come across at least one story of sexual exploitation (POCSO act) almost every other day. Scary it is becoming ...

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Airport Authority of India extends benefit under CSR to 115 hearing impaired children

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot in a group photograph at the inauguration of the “CSR Summit for Pioneering Cochlear Implant Surgery under CSR initiative of Airport Authority of India”, organised by the ALIMCO, in New Delhi on December 14, 2017.

Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment inaugurated the “CSR Summit for Pioneering Cochlear Implant Surgery under CSR initiative of Airport Authority of India (AAI) through Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO)” on 14 December 2017. Shakuntla Gamlin, Secretary, DEPwD, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI, D.R. Sarin, CMD, ALIMCO and senior officers were ...

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Dementia to triple in next 30 years globally

WHO launched The Global Dementia Observatory on 7 December 2017, a web-based platform launched today, will track progress on the provision of services for people with dementia and for those who care for them, both within countries and globally. It will monitor the presence of national policy and plans, risk reduction measures and infrastructure for providing care and treatment. Pic Courtesy: WHO

WHO recognises dementia as a public health priority. “Nearly 10 million people develop dementia each year, 6 million of them in low- and middle-income countries,” says Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. “The suffering that results is enormous. This is an alarm call: we must pay greater attention to this growing challenge and ensure that all people living with dementia, ...

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India now free of infective trachoma: J P Nadda

Trachoma infection of the eyes was the most important cause of blindness in India in 1950s and over 50% population was affected in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh. Seen in the pic is Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J.P. Nadda with his team  releasing the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17), in New Delhi on December 08, 2017.

Reflecting on a momentous achievement, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17), on 8th December 2017 announcing that India is now free from ‘infective trachoma’. J P Nadda stated that the survey findings indicate that the active trachoma infection has been eliminated among children in all the survey districts with overall prevalence of ...

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President Presents ‘National Awards for Divyangjan Empowerment -2017’

The President,Ram Nath Kovind presenting  the “National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), 2017”, on the occasion of the “International Day of Persons with Disabilities”, organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, in New Delhi on December 03, 2017.

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind presented the “National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)-2017” at a function organised by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2017 in presence of the Minister for Social Justice and ...

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People with disabilities have every right to live with dignity: Vice President

VP- M. Venkaiah Naidu giving away Certificates and Grants to Students after launching Deen Dayal Divyangjan Sahajya Achoni, on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, in Guwahati, Assam on December 03, 2017.

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu said that stigmatisation and discrimination cannot be tolerated by any civilized society and people with disabilities have every right to live with dignity, while addressing the gathering after launching Deen Dayal Divyangjan Sahajya Scheme to coincide with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, in Guwahati, Assam on 3 december 2017. The Governor of ...

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India advances fight against malnutrition with National Nutrition Mission 

File Picture - Maneka Sanjay Gandhi addressing at the inauguration of the National Conference on Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition, in New Delhi on September 19, 2017.

India has a number of schemes directly/indirectly affecting the nutritional status of children (0-6 years age) and pregnant women and lactating mothers. Inspite of these, level of malnutrition and related problems in the country is high. There is no dearth of schemes but lack of creating synergy and linking the schemes with each other to achieve common goal. NNM through robust ...

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“Juvenile Justice treats child labourers as children in need of care and protection”

The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi makes country statement at the plenary session of 4th Global Conference on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, at Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 15, 2017.

The Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has said that the Government of India is fully committed to continue working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 to eliminate child labour. The Minister was making the country statement at the plenary session of the 4th Global Conference on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour at Buenos Aires in ...

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India focuses on prevention, rehab and youth on World Diabetes Day 2017

Infographic from International Diabetes Federation on world Diabetes day 2017

There are shocking revelations by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) having opted for a Women centric theme for this year’s World diabetes Day. The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy. On the occasion, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances ...

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India vows to end Clubfoot led disability by 2022 @ Global Clubfoot Conference

The President, Ram Nath Kovind at the inauguration of the Global Clubfoot Conference, organised by the CURE India in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in New Delhi on November 01, 2017. The Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Preeti Sudan and other dignitaries are also seen.

In line with success of India’s fight against Polio, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind urged the global medical fraternity including over 500 doctors from 29 Indian states gathered in New Delhi to attend the Global Clubfoot Conference to simply make clubfoot history by 2022. “Clubfoot is one of the most common orthopaedic birth defects. It can cause permanent disability if not ...

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Stroke is preventable; need urgent attention globally

All have good reasons to prevent stroke; getting aware is a formidable first step!

The call to action, issued by the World Stroke Organisation to mark World Stroke Day on Sunday the 29th October, responds to new data that shows stroke was responsible for over 116 million years of life lived with disability (YLD) worldwide in 2016. This adds to existing global mortality data that positions stroke as the second largest cause of death. ...

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