SRM Launches Empowerment Centre for Differently-Abled

The empowerment centre for the differently-abled being launched in SRM University at Chennai on Friday

CHENNAI/BANGALORE: SRM University has launched a rehabilitation and empowerment centre for the differently-abled on its Kattankulathur campus to cater to beneficiaries  in Chennai and Kancheepuram. P R Shampath, Commissioner for differently-abled welfare department, inaugurated the facility. Suggesting that early intervention of disability was essential to implement remedial measures, Shampath said children belonging to 0 to 1 year age group should be targeted to cut short the time lapse and enhance the chances of leading a normal life. He suggested that the university should collaborate with the early intervention centre at Tambaram. Dr M Ponnavaiko, Vice-Chancellor, SRM University, underlined the need for a focus on the preventive aspects of disability.

Dr P Thangaraju, Pro Vice Chancellor (Medical), SRM University, Dr D Balakrishnan, Dean-Medical Research, and Dr (Mrs) Neeradha Chandramohan, Director, NIEPMD, spoke. An MoU was signed between the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, SRM University, and National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities.