Thursday, July 9, 2015

Fwd: National Fair on Aid & Assistive Devices - To Begin from Tomorrow

This was in 2013. Was there a similar expo in 2014 / 2015?
Anyone in the know of things may comment

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
24-July-2013 18:38 IST
National Fair on Aid & Assistive Devices - To Begin from Tomorrow

The Secretary, Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social
Justice & Empowerment, Ms. Stuti Kacker in a curtain raiser press
conference on National Fair on Aid & Assistive Devices 'SWAVLAMBAN'
spoke at length about the policy formulation and implementation of
various schemes of the Government for rehabilitation of Persons with

The Secretary further added that the National Policy for Persons with
Disabilities, 2006 recognises persons with disabilities as valuable
human resource and focuses on their physical, economic and educational
rehabilitation. There are several schemes and programmes for their
empowerment at both Central and State level. These schemes are
implemented through the Central Government and State Governments,
Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India, National
Handicapped Finance Development Corporation and National Institutes
located in various parts of the country and other associated
organizations like National Trust, Rehabilitation Council of India and
Non Governmental Organizations.

The Secretary also said that a need has been felt for wider
dissemination of information and to bring various agencies on a common
platform, to facilitate multi-lateral exchange of views, knowledge,
expertise and experience, and to come out with the best available
solution to address the various needs of Persons with Disabilities in
line with technological advancement and global practices.

A four day National Fair on Aid & Assistive Devices 'SWAVLAMBAN', the
first of its kind by the Department of Disability Affairs is being
organized at Pragati Maidan. Artificial Limbs Manufacturing
Corporation of India, a Public Sector Enterprise fully owned by
Government of India and one of the largest manufacturer of wide range
of Aid & Assistive Devices for Persons with Disabilities in entire
South Asia, will host the event on behalf of the Ministry.

Aid & Assistive devices include assistive, adaptive, and
rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities. They provide
greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they
formerly had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancement
to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to
accomplish these tasks and to live a life of dignity.

ALIMCO has been manufacturing variety of aids and appliances for
different categories of disability under one roof. These includes
Mobility and Writing Aids; aids for visually, hearing & mentally
impaired; Cervical & Spinal Braces; Lower and Upper Prosthetics;
Calipers and their accessories etc.

A total of approx. 50 participants from across the country are
expected to take part in the National Fair to present and demonstrate
equipments for use by Persons with Disabilities. The event has been
scheduled for a period of four days mainly to facilitate wide
interactions and free exchange of ideas among the participants.

Dr P Vyasamoorthy
30 Gruhalakshmi Colony Secunderabad 500015 Ph 040-27846631 / 9490804278

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