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19 years of empowering ‘kids with special needs’ 18.2.2018 DNA: Mumbai
It’s been 19 years that Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan, one of India’s largest schools for specially-abled, has been enabling the ‘children with special needs’. To commemorate the achievement, the school celebrated its 19th Annual Day on Saturday. Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan works under the aegis of The Ponty Chadha Foundation that works towards the social and economic development of the society. On this occasion, the school announced the launch of its new initiative, Centre for Research, Innovation and Technology for Disability -which is another step towards improving the lives of the specially-abled through high quality research and development of new technology, support services and facilities. The R&D at the centre will focus on the social aspects of disability, it will identify barriers to the social inclusion of disabled people and produce policy recommendations to appropriate stakeholders. The first project under the aegis of this centre would be ‘Virtual Learning Programme’ - a learning platform ...
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Facing Flak, MoD Asks Finance Ministry to Remove Education Fee Cap for Martyrs' Kids 10.2.2018 Top India News- News18.com
On July 1 last year, the government had issued an order saying the assistance under the scheme cannot exceed Rs 10,000 per month, triggering widespread discontent among all the three services.
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Def Ministry asks FinMin to remove edu fee cap for martyrs' 10.2.2018 General News
The Defence Ministry has requested the Finance Ministry to remove the cap of Rs 10,000 per month on educational assistance given to children of martyrs or those disabled in action, official sources said today. On July 1 last year, the government had issued an order saying the assistance under the scheme cannot exceed Rs 10,000 per month, triggering widespread discontent among all the three services. The Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC), comprising the Army, Navy and the Air Force chiefs, had also written to the defence ministry requesting it to remove the cap. Under the scheme, which was initially rolled out in 1972, tuition fee of children of martyrs or those disabled in action were completely waived in schools, colleges and other professional educational institutions. "The defence minister has requested the finance ministry to remove the cap. We are hoping for a favourable decision," a defence ministry source said. Approximately 250 students were affected during the ..
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CBSE Class 10 Board Exam: Things To Keep In Mind For Music Paper 9.2.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the class 10 Music paper exam on April 4, 2018. CBSE class 10 and class 12 annual board exams are set to start from March 5 and for class 10...
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Commuting woes for disabled, BM Institute seeks solution 9.2.2018 DNA: Mumbai
For nearly 500 children and adults with intellectual disability, crossing Ashram road to commute between two campuses of BM Institute of Mental Health across both sides of the road has become a nightmare. The 67-year-old institute has two campuses located between Ellisbridge and Nehru bridge. Due to lack of a speed breaker on both sides, which, as per rules, should be there near any school, speedy vehicles make it tough for students and staffers to commute. While the institute officials were somehow trying to manage in the already prevailing dangerous situation, a recent accident of one of their staffers, who was critically injured while crossing the road to reach one of the campus, was an eye-opener. Within few days of the accident, the institute has written to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation seeking an immediate alternate possible solution to the problem, to avert any further incident. The officials proposed a traffic signal along with a traffic booth and zebra crossing as a solution. The letter, ...
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New book for kids launched 1.2.2018 The Assam Tribune
New book for kids launched
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A way to facilitate better learning 31.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The positive impact of parental involvement in the education of their children is well documented. Research has thrown light on its importance while recent studies have documented remarkable results. In the 1980s, the idea developed to draw the inputs of the parent as part of the remedial programme for children with inadequate early learning skills so that together with the learning support at school or the remedial centre, the child would stand to benefit. The parent was given guidance and training to carry out the remedial activities at home. This was known as Parents as Teachers programme, which is also referred to as Home Programme. A viable option A home programme is an individual educational programme (IEP) drawn up for the parent to carry out with the child at home. It consists of a list of goals supplied to the parent who is a facilitator in the teaching of the child with learning difficulties like dyslexia. The parent attempts to achieve the goals over a fixed time frame and the child is ...
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Determination, not disability, marks life with diabetes 30.1.2018 General News
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) recently announced that children with Type1 diabetes will now be placed under the category of persons with disabilities (PwD).These students will be asked to fill up the forms for classes X and XII exams under this category. Last year, however, the board permitted insulin-dependent students taking classes X and XII board exams to carry sugar tablets, chocolate, candies and water bottles inside the centre.Commenting on the same, Dr Sanjay Kalra - Consultant Endocrinologist, Bharti Hospital Karnal and Vice President, South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies, said, using the word 'disability' for children with Type 1 diabetes is most inappropriate."As per the standard dictionary definition, disability (noun) is a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities. Diabetes is not one of the 21 disabilities listed under Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2017. The word 'disability' runs counter to
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Students should pursue 2-year ITI, 2-year Polytechnic and 4-year Engineering 23.1.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
MoS Joshi dedicates Girls Hostel in Polytechnic College Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal A proposal that students... more »
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Competition aims to build confidence of special kids 16.1.2018 Hindu: News
More than 800 students from BMC-run schools take part in skill development contests
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Army to launch Aadhaar-based grievance redressal system 15.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Indian Army will launch a new online grievance redressal system which will be based on Aadhaar number, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Monday.
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Army To Set Up Boarding Schools For Soldier's Children 13.1.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat today said the government has given in-principle approval for setting up two boarding schools for children of martyrs and those disabled in action.
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Education cap issue: Army evolving better system, says Rawat 12.1.2018 Education
Army chief Bipin Rawat said that the army is working on evolving a better system for providing aid being to children of martyrs and those disabled in action, after government put a Rs 10,000 cap on the monthly fund.
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It’s Wrong to Say Children With Disabilities Can Only Be Educated in Special Schools 11.1.2018 The Wire

The Supreme Court has reversed its earlier order saying it is 'impossible' for children with disabilities to study in mainstream schools, and hopefully will not go down that road again.

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SC seeks Centre's response on 'shlokas' in morning prayers in KVs 10.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the Centre's response on a plea that sought discontinuation of mandatory morning prayers at Kendriya Vidyalayas that begin and end with Sanskrit 'shlokas' and Hindi prayers based on Hindu religion.
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HC questions allotment of shops for ex-servicemen to others 9.1.2018 General News
The Centre's move to allot shops meant for ex-servicemen, war widows and disabled army personnel under a rehabilitation policy to others for commercial gains would lead to dilution of the welfare scheme, Delhi High Court today said. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the government should empower the former army personnel as they retired from service much earlier than their civilian counterparts. It stayed the allotment of shops till further orders. "It appears you want to dilute the issue with regard to allotment of regimental shops to these retired personnel. They have little opportunity to improve their financial condition after they retire from service at early age. Be reasonable," the bench observed. It questioned the counsel for the Ministry of Defence and the authorities concerned whether they have included any ex- servicemen in its policy with regard to rehabilitation of ex army personnel. To this, the counsel for the ...
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Orientation programme 9.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Orientation programme
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New system develops analytic thought in blind children 3.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
For the purpose of developing analytic thought and reducing mistaken alterations in data received by children with sight disabilities, a group of students in Mexico City designed a multi-sensory system that includes stories, jigsaw puzzles and stuffed tos.
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AR fetes needy persons 1.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
AR fetes needy persons
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Distribution of gifts to physically challenged 1.1.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Distribution of gifts to physically challenged
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