Tamil Nadu Samagra Shiksha launched program for inclusive education

A State-wide joint program for inclusive education by Amar Seva Sangam, an NGO working with disability management, and the Tamil Nadu State Mission of Education for All – Samagra Shiksha – was launched by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Monday.

The Tamil Nadu government signed an MoU with Amar Seva Sangam, for this program which will be taken forward through ‘Enabling Inclusion’, a digital rehab platform. The platform will put together rehabilitation protocols to empower parents, teachers, and community workers to get trained before they work with children with disabilities.

Speaking about the journey of Amar Seva Sangam, Mr. Stalin said the organization’s founder S. Ramakrishnan had worked tirelessly with persons with disabilities to ensure they get equal opportunities and had inspired several others to chart their path to success.

“The Tamil Nadu government is not just imparting good quality education, but also molding students towards becoming responsible citizens. Early interventions and equal opportunities are extremely important for persons with disabilities and we are working towards this as well,” he said.

S. Ramakrishnan, founder, and president of Amar Seva Sangam thanked the government for taking up the model of ‘Enabling Inclusion’ in Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, and Thoothukudi, and for working with the organization in reaching out to over 3,000 children with disabilities under the ages of six in these districts.

The event also witnessed the presence of Minister for School Education Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi, Minister for Health Ma. Subramaniam, Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR and CE) P.K. Sekar Babu, and Minister for Social Welfare Geetha Jeevan.