Para Sports Meet at PU
CHANDIGARHOn the occasion of International Day of Person with Disabilities, Para Sports Meet was held in Panjab University which was organized by Equal Opportunity Cell for Person with disabilities and sports department of PU in collaboration with Saksham Chandigarh, Department of community education and disability studies and PGI differently abled employees union.
The event was inaugurated by Prof. V. R. Sinha, Dean University Instruction (DUI), Panjab University and Prof. Latika along with others. The event was coordinated by Dr. Ramesh Kataria (Coordinator, EOC PwDs) and Dr. Rakesh Malik (Deputy Director, Department of Sports, PU Chd.
Mr. Giriraj Singh, paralympian Athens, 2004, Deputy Director, Department of Sports and Youth Affair, Government of Haryana was the Patron of the event. Mr. Ravi Kumar Secretary Saksham, Punjab Mr. Pankaj Kumar, Mr. Satyaveer Dagur, Mr. Satish Kumar, Mr. Jala Ram, Mr. Om Prakash from PGI Chd.
In this event, players from PGGCG, DAV-10, and Institute for blind, Sector 26 and Panjab University actively participated in Cricket, Shot put and 100m race. The participation was equal by both girls and boys in B1, B2 and B3 categories. Participants were really very happy and cheerful throughout the event. Their confidence and capabilities inspired everyone to believe that they are not disable but talentedly able. Their support for each other was commendable.
Everyone present at the event was spell bound by the singing performance of Pawan and other participants. All the participants told that they had great experience and exposure. Rohit told us that he liked the facilities provided during the event. Kashish and Pooja thanked the organizing committee and loved the event; Ritik had great experience and told “we can do what others can do”.
The certificates and medals were distributed by Prof. Ashok Kumar, Associate Dean Student Welfare, Prof. Anuradha and Prof. Navleen Kaur from PU, to the winners. Cricket match was won by PU11 team against Saksahm team.

In last Dr. Kataria thanked Vice-Chancellor of the Panjab University, for providing facilities for the successful completion of the event.

Sakshem Sava Award to EOC-PwDs PU

The PGI Differently Abled Employees Union in association with Saksham Chandigarh celebrated the International Day for Person with disabilities at Advanced Paediatric Center Auditorium. To keep in consideration, the activities of the Equal Opportunity Cell for person with disabilities (EO-Cell PwDs) towards person with disabilities at Panjab University Chandigarh, the Saksham Chandigarh confirmed the Saksham Sava Award to EOC-PwDs Panjab University Chandigarh. The Equal Opportunity Cell Person with disabilities established at Panjab University under the banner of SC/ST Cell in April 2017 and independently shifted at Guru Teg Bahadur Building 1st floor in March 2019.

Dr Ramesh Kataria, Coordinator of the cell received the Saksham Sava Award to EOC-PwDs Panjab University Chandigarhas he is working as a Coordinator of the cell since June 2019. Dr Kataria is continuously working in the issues of the Person with Disabilities, the details are given below:

Reservation in Admission from 3% to 5% for PwDs

Reservation in Employment from 3% to 4% for PwDs

Fee concession to all PwDs students enrolled at Panjab University

Physical Accessibility at Panjab University Campus

Academic Facilities to PwDs in Main Library

Awareness Programs for the rights of person with disabilities