Anantnag, July 24: Kashmir University's South campus, Anantnag on Monday organised a conference on differently abled students and inclusive education.
The conference was aimed to raise awareness about the equitable rights of specially abled people and the importance of inclusive education as a catalyst to unlock unique abilities of learners.
The day-long conference was attended by faculty, non- teaching staff, scholars, and students from Zaiba Appa Institute of Inclusive education and south campus.
Director, South Campus, Prof. Raies Ahmad Qadri, expressed his delight at hosting the conference on a vital issue.
He further added that education should be a right for all, and inclusivity lies at the core of our educational philosophy.
Deputy Inspector General of Police, SKR, Rayees Muhammad Bhat, IPS, graced the event as chief guest and delivered an inaugural address. He underscored the significance of embracing diversity in educational institutions and the vital role inclusive education plays in nurturing holistic development among students.
He lauded the efforts of Zaiba Appa Institute of Inclusive Education, Bijbehara, for grooming the specialy abled students at large.
Padama Shri, Javaid Ahmad Tak, who was a special guest speaker, gave a detailed report about the rights of specially abled people and their implementation in line with 'The Persons with Disabilities Act 1995.
He also highlighted the challenges faced by differently abled students and shared evidence-based practices to create a supportive and accessible learning environment for specially abled students.
Dr. Reyaz Ahmad Ganie, threw light on creating an inclusive educational ecosystem that empowers students with diverse abilities.
A slew of activities viz, dancing, skit and instrumental music were also performed by the students of Zaiba Appa Institute of Inclusive Education, Bijbehara.
Earlier, Dean Student's Welfare, Dr. javaid Iqbal Bhat presented a formal welcome address and gave a detailed account of the Conference.
Ms. Saleh Manzoor, student from Department of Management studies conducted proceedings of inaugural ceremony,
while as Assistant Director, Physical Education Tausif Bhat, presented a formal vote of thanks.