Panaji; November 25, 2014 …. The Deputy Chief Minister Shri Francis D’Souza has called for need of awareness among parents about deaf blindness and systematic efforts are required to help create self confidence among the children who are the victims of this disability.
Shri D’Souza was speaking after inaugurating a State Advocacy Meeting of Goa on Deaf blindness held in the city today. The advocacy meeting was organized by Caritas Goa in association with Sense International India and UK Aid.
Shri D’Souza further speaking said that although the children born with disability cannot be ignored but we have to provide help and support for the development of their talent and skill live normal life. The Government he said has implemented various schemes for this section of society. The process of certification is needed to be simplified in order to avail the benefits of these schemes. He complimented Caritas-Goa for serving the cause of disables.
Director, Caritas Goa Fr. Mavric Fernandes, in his welcome address the gathering said that every child born with talent. But child with disability of deaf blindness need to be treated with special care and attention. We have to reach out to these areas to collect data, early diagnosis so as help them to live normal life.
Shri Sudesh Gawade Assistant Director Social Welfare, Shri Parag Namdev, Senior Manager –Advocacy and Network Sense India, Shri Reflino Fernandes Project Coordinator Caritas Goa, State Learning Center on Deafblindes-Goa.and others attended the function
Smt. Vigilia D’Sa welcomed the guest and compered the function.