A 2-Day National Seminar on Challenges & Opportunities for Differently Abled People in India and their inclusiveness in the mainstream of Society, commenced at KIIT School of Management on March 6th 2020. The Seminar was powered by ICSSR.
The welcome address of the seminar was given by Professor SK Mahapatra, Director, KSOM followed by context setting of the seminar by Professor S.N Mishra, Dean, KSOM. The inaugural address was delivered by Professor Hrushikesha Mohanty. The keynote address was given by the Vice-Chancellor of KIIT DU, Dr. Sruti Mohapatra, the founder of Swabhiman.
The Chief Guest of the seminar was Shallu Jindal who is the Co-chairperson of JSPL Foundation. Jindal is also an author and a celebrated Kuchipudi dancer, a noted social entrepreneur and a great advocate of India’s indigenous art and culture.
It may be mentioned, KSOM was was delighted to welcome other eminent speakers for the conference that included, Merry Barua, Director of Action for Autism New Delhi, Dr. Amita Dhanda, Professor of Law at Nalsar Law University Hyderabad, Sulochana Das, State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Govt of Odisha, Kasturi Mohapatra, Ex Chairperson, SDC&C, OSCPCR, Dr. Nilika Mehrotra, Professor of centre for the Study of Social System, School of Social Science, JNU, Dr. N.C Pati, Retd. Professor of Utkal University, Dr. Ipsita Sapra, Professor of School of Public Policy & Governance, TISS Hyderabad, Aditya Tiwari, a Motivational Speaker, Indrani Basu, Director Autism Society, West Bengal, Pradeep Raj, Founder and General Secretary of Pera Sports Foundation, Dr. Madhura Nagchoudhuri, Professor in School Of Social work, TISS Mumbai, Sannyashai Behera, DSSO Headquarters SSEPD, Government of Odisha and Dr. Pravas Mishra, Programme Officer, OXFAM India.