GUWAHATI, Nov 18 - A three-day �In-Service Training and Sensitization of Key Functionaries of Central and State Governments, Local Bodies and Other Service Providers� of the Central Sector Plan Scheme under the XII Five Year Plan of DEPwD, M/o SJ&E, Government of India, conducted by Shishu Sarothi concluded on Wednesday.
The programme was held at the Nehru Yuva Kendra, Amingaon. The training was organized at the district level for the target groups like medical/paramedical professionals/other allied service providers.
The scheme is being implemented by the Rehabilitation Council of India, the nodal agency. The objective of the Central Sector Scheme Plan is to train and sensitize key functionaries of the Central and State governments, local bodies and other service providers on a regular basis on disability-related matters through State/district/block-level workshops.
The scheme, which came into effect from December 29, 2014, is being implemented for the remaining part of the XII Five Year Plan for the financial year 2015-16 and 2016-17.
The workshop made an endeavour to raise awareness among employees and peer groups about capabilities of persons with disabilities and how to create inclusive environment, etc., at workplace and was attended by 48 participants from Health, Education and Social Welfare departments, including, among others, Anganwadi workers, multipurpose workers, ASHA supervisors, assistant additional resource persons and resource persons, ICDS supervisors and counsellors.
The programme, which was conducted with the support of the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (rural), was also attended by Vinod Seshan, Deputy Commissioner on the first day of the training. Seshan observed that inclusion of persons with disabilities is of great relevance when one speaks of development. While sharing that Kamrup has 14 ICDS centres and over 3,000 Anganwadi workers, Seshan also called upon Shishu Sarothi to organize similar intensive training programmes for ASHA and Anganwadi supervisors exclusively.
Resource persons from Shishu Sarothi for the various sessions were Pranab Kalpa Hazarika, Saswati Barman, Ellora Khanikar Saikia, Diba Nahin and Amvalika Senapati.
The training concluded with an interactive session with the participants. Certificates of participation were distributed to the participants by Suranjana Senapati, Additional Commissioner, Kamrup (Rural), who called upon the participants to effectively utilize the lessons from the training in their respective areas of work and to have a proactive outlook on inclusive development.