WB Govt launches Aprajita – Tutorials for Children with Special Needs

Department of Women Development and Social Welfare, Govt of West Bengal has launched a special tutorial programme for students with disabilities for Doordarshan Kolkata (DD-I Kolkata).

The programme named Aprajita, which was first aired on 2nd May, 2015, will run for 26 weeks every Saturday from 7 PM to 7:30 PM and repeat telecast on every Tuesday.

The programme was inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister in charge, Dr Shashi Panja along with the Commissioner of Disabilities Smt Mita Banerjee.

This programme is aimed at improving the quality & status of Children with Special Needs (CWSN) studying between class IX and XII. CWSNs may ask questions to clear doubts in various subjects. Eminent special educators will provide these tutorials.

This is the first of its kind initiative by the West Bengal Government.

Bengal Govt observes World Autism Awareness Day

The Department of Women Development, Child Development and Social Welfare observed the World Autism Awareness Day today, 2 April, 2015 in a big way.

As a prelude to the event, a mammoth rally was held on 1 April from the Kolkata Press Club to the Metro Channel. More than 300 people from all walks of life joined the rally. State Minister for Women Development, Child Development and Social Welfare, Dr Sashi Panja inaugurated the rally.

Today, a huge event was organised to celebrate the World Autism Awareness Day by the Commmissionerate (Disabilities), a wing of the Women Development, Child Development and Social Welfare Department, at Rabindra Sadan, where Dr Panja was present. Eminent personalities who are working for the cause of specially-abled people was present on the occasion. Boys and girls, teachers, special educators from different institution took active parts in the programme.

Audio-visual display on different issues on autism was played at different points of the Rabindra Sadan complex throughout the day.

To create more awareness among the people on autism, a mobile van is crisscrossing the city distributing leaflets and playing recorded message on general awareness about autism.