“State Level Consultation on Draft National Policy for Persons with Disabilities”
About the Event:
The Centre for Disability Law and Advocacy (CDLA), National Law University Odisha, is organising a “State Level Consultation on Draft National Policy for Persons with Disabilities”, jointly with the Odisha Association for the Blind and the Child & Women Development Society on 8 August 2022 from 3:30 pm.
The guest speakers who will be gracing us on this occasion are Mr. Sannyashai Kumar Behera, Major Dr. Kalpana Das and Dr. Rina Routray.
About the Key Speakers:
- Sannyashai Kumar Behera, the first Visually Impaired OAS officer, is now working as the Under Secretary to the Government in the Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Person with Disabilities, Government of Odisha. He is also the President of Odisha Association for the Blind.
- Major Dr. Kalpana Das has received awards from the Red Cross conferred by the Honourable President of India Sri Pranab Mukherjee. Major Das is the only woman of the State of Odisha having received the National Award - Rakhya Mantri Commendation Card & Director General Commendation Card 5 (Five) times. She is presently serving as an Advocate in the Odisha High Court, as a Syndicate Member of Ramadevi Women’s University, and Chairman, CWDS, (Child & Women Development Society, Bhubaneswar).
- Rina Routray has established Odisha’s first women’s only trade union in Paradeep, incubated more than 150 women self-help groups in the northern and coastal regions of the State and created an empowered brigade of more than 30,000 trained women mentors. She has also served as the President for Women’s Organisation for Socio-Cultural Awareness (WOCSA), a non-profit run by and for women. She has also previously worked as a Regional Volunteer with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on their Green Rating Network projects where she had to conduct pollution assessment studies on factories and power plants along the industrial belt of the state. Dr. Routray also started the Mahila Adhikaar Abhiyaan (MAA) in 2016.
The event will be taking place physically at National Law University Odisha, on Monday, 8th August 2022 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM.