Vidhi in collaboration with India International Centre organised a Dialogue on “Inclusive education”. To adhere to its obligations towards sustainable development goals, India has committed to ensuring inclusive and quality education. The emerging legislative framework of both education and disability envision a rights-based approach towards promoting equitable access and inclusive education. While these recent legal and policy shifts have been pivotal in ushering a disability-friendly approach to education, a long road exists ahead in achieving full participation of persons with disability across institutions. The talk was premised on similar themes where speakers would deliberate upon issues such as:
- Contours of special needs education & multifarious challenges associated.
- Assessing how the present legislative framework supports special needs education.
- Inspiring case-studies/models of inclusive education which have potential to scale & further strengthen the rights-based discourse in this area.
The panelists for the discussion were:
- Santosh Kumar Rungta- Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and National Secretary, Executive Director National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
- Piush Antony- Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF, Lucknow
- Reena Gupta- Director, Office of Learning Support, Ashoka University and Founder, Mindsera team
- Mrinalini Sinha- Special Educator & Consultant
The event was organised on 26th April, 2018 at Seminar Hall 1 & 2, India International Centre.