Govt bats for im­prov­ing IT skills of spe­cially-abled

DNA (Delhi) - - INDIA -

New Delhi: Min­is­ter of State for So­cial Jus­tice and Em­pow­er­ment Kr­is­han Pal Gur­jar on Fri­day em­pha­sised the need to make In­for­ma­tion and Com­puter Tech­nol­ogy ac­ces­si­ble to per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties so that they could par­tic­i­pate in all ac­tiv­i­ties of the so­ci­ety like oth­ers.

He said ef­forts must be made by all stake­hold­ers to im­prove the IT skills of spe­cially abled per­sons.

“In­dia is deeply com­mit­ted to the em­pow­er­ment and in­clu­sion of per­sons with dis­abil­ity. All-out steps are be­ing taken to make their life easy and pro­duc­tive by the use of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy,” Gur­jar said af­ter in­au­gu­rat­ing the Global IT Chal­lenge for Youth with Dis­abil­i­ties-2018.

The three day event is be­ing or­gan­ised by the De­part­ment of Em­pow­er­ment of Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties (DEPwD), Min­istry of So­cial Jus­tice and Em­pow­er­ment in as­so­ci­a­tion with Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion

In­ter­na­tional Korea and LG Elec­tron­ics, from Novem­ber 9 to 11. The ob­jec­tive of the event is to lever­age IT skills among youths with dis­abil­i­ties and spread aware­ness about the ap­pli­ca­tion of In­for­ma­tion and Com­puter Tech­nol­ogy (ICT) in en­hanc­ing their qual­ity of life, es­pe­cially in the Asia-Pa­cific re­gion, an of­fi­cial state­ment said.

The Global ICT Chal­lenge for Youth with Dis­abil­i­ties is a ca­pac­ity build­ing project that helps such youths to over­come their lim­i­ta­tions and chal­lenge them­selves for a bet­ter fu­ture by pro­vid­ing them with ac­cess to ICT.

In­dia has nom­i­nated twelve spe­cially abled youths for the event.

Last year, the event was held in Viet­nam, it added.

Pic­ture for rep­re­sen­ta­tion

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