IIT Roorkee conducts personality development workshop for visually impaired girls

The IIT Roorkee workshop for visually impaired girls covered aspects such as mental health, effective communication, time management among others.

IIT Roorkee conducts personality development workshop for visually impaired girls Anushruti Academy for the Deaf (AAD). (Image: Press Release)
Ishita Ranganath | Feb 26, 2023 - 5:36 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR) along with Gender Advancement for Transforming Institutions (GATI) and All India Confederation of the Blind (AICB) conducts a 'personality development workshop for visually impaired alumni and current students at IITR.

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The workshop was interactive session that covers aspects of personality development such as miracle morning routine for reprogramming personal reality, role of mental well-being and personality development, exploring creative and innovative dimensions, training sessions on effective communication, time management, setting priorities, customizing experiences to life events along with a cultural program presentation by girls from AICB.

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IITR has previously introduced initiatives including SAKUNTALA (Scheme for Aspirants of Knowledge Under Talent Advancement) Fellowship and Age Relaxation for female Faculty in Institute Research Fellowship, among others to educate, train, raise awareness, build self-confidence for women.

This two-day workshop was attended by IIT Roorkee students, along with several other dignitaries. Students from IIT Roorkee visited Anushruti Academy for the Deaf (AAD), the school provides education to differently abled children with speech and hearing impairments. In addition to this, participants interacted with two startup companies working on products to help people with disabilities at the TIDES business incubator at IIT Roorkee.

Speaking about the programme, IIT Roorkee, director, K K Pant, said: "It goes without saying that AICB represents an admirable blend of passion and pragmatism. And we are obliged to join hands in this two-day personality development workshop that aims to equip visually impaired youth with vital career skills. This is among many social initiatives that IIT Roorkee has dedicated itself towards promoting employability, skill building and capacity augmentation with equal and pronounced emphasis for visually impaired girls."

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While talking about the initiative, AICB, coordinator, Majula Rath said: "All India Confederation of the Blind has been actively working towards the empowerment of visually impaired women by providing them with necessary facilities and engaging in activities to promote a budding sense of self-worth and independence in their day-to-day life. And this personality development program in collaboration with GATI IIT Roorkee is a step towards encouraging women to build up their confidence and to hone their hidden talents."

Talking about the unique workshop, Swati Tomar, one of the participants from AICB said: “We have never attended such workshop so far. I am very thankful to Dr. Manjula Rath who provided this opportunity and thank the faculties of IIT Roorkee for organizing this event. We have leant so many new things at this workshop that is going to be very helpful. We have learnt how to meditate, how to manage our time, how to set our goals, how to deal with our emotions and challenges in life. We have also leant how we can be creative and become entrepreneurs. Everyone at IIT Roorkee were very nice to us and we thank all from the bottom of our heart. We are going to apply all the learnings in our life.”

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