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Government encourages to improve IT skills of persons with disabilities

On November 9, the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar emphasised the need to make Information and Computer Technology accessible to persons with disabilities.
Current AffairsThe emphasis was laid so that such people could participate in all activities of the society like others.

"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.

About the event:
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 November 11, 2018.

Objective of the event:
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.

Participants of the event:
Around 100 youngsters with disabilities (visual, hearing, locomotor and intellectual disability/developmental disorder) from 18 countries- India, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the UK and the UAE are participating in the event this year (2018).

Source: PTI
Published on 11/10/2018 5:30:00 PM

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