Cooperative for pwd, Trivandrum

Was Chief Guest on the occasion of 33rd Anniversary and release of Brochure of the VRC Cooperative Society that I started in 1983, when I was in Trivandrum. It takes up job orders in the modern technology producing components for Space Idustry and employs more than 200 pwd. It also provides training to pwd and has helped over 2000 in getting employment in different ITE based industries

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Annual Conference of Professional Social Workers

Participated in 34th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Professional Social Work organized by Dept of Social Work, Central University of Rajasthan, near Ajmer from 24 – 26 February 2016 and read Paper on Introduction of Rehabilitation Social Work to enable Social Work students to professionally work on Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

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Meeting of South Asia Conference of Professional Social Workers

Presented a Paper on introduction of Rehabilitation Social Work as specialization in Schools of Social Work at the South Asian Conference of Professional Social Workers held at Bangalore on 27-28 August 2015 in Bangalore, India. There is a serious shortage of RSWs in India. We need more than 10,000 immediately. I volunteer to help the Schools of Social Work to start the course. Check the detailed paper on the site

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Meetings attended

Attended a meeting on National Consultation on Research Agenda organized by
Rehabilitation Council of India at Indian Spinal Injury Centre, New Delhi held on 29th December, 2014. The meeting was attended by Vice Chancellors, Indian Institutes of Technology and Very Senior Experts in the field of Rehab. The Secretary, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India were among those who attended. Incidentally, the Department of Disability Affairs has now been (8th December 2014) renamed as Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, which sounds better

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