STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 12 July
Delhi University&’s disability group successfully completed their ten days visit to International Education Excellence Programme held in the United Kingdom.
The university had taken the first ever initiative of sending a group of 30 students to University of Edinburgh and the Kings College, London. 22 out of 30 students were with disability, two were student volunteers and the rest were officials from various colleges and departments.
The group of 30 was divided into two batches of 15 each and were sent to University of Edinburgh and the Kings College London for 10 days, starting from 29 June to 9 July. During the tour, the special students learnt about the state of the technologies, facilities, health, hygiene, religion, heritage and art. The Indian students also interacted with the students union and Disability Unit Head, Assistive Advisory Service of Kings College, London. Earlier, on the eve of world disability day in December 2012, DU vice-chancellor mentioned about the plan to send students with disability from various colleges abroad, so they will be able to "explore and discover their potential with other international students abroad."
"The prime motive was to understand the kinds of treatment, assistive technology and other facilities provided in learning and channelising the potential for competing and attaining the desired goals equally with other normal students," said an official of the University.