[AI] a biodata of one of our members

payal kapoor payal.theresidence at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 10:27:37 EDT 2008


definitely a role model to emulate.

congratulations and regards

payal
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From: "renuka warriar" <erenuka at gmail.com>
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Subject: [AI] a biodata of one of our members


> Here is a brief bio data of one of our members, Mr. Rajan R. R.  He is too 
> timid to post his bio data and so, I am doing this proud job on behalf of 
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> Renuka.
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>   A BRIEF LIFE SKETCH OF THE CANDIDATE HIGHLIGHTING HIS STRUGGLE AGAINST 
> THE DISADVANTAGE CREATED BY HIS DISABILITY.
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>            I was born on 5th December 1962 as a seeing child became 
> visually impaired in the year of 1969, when I was studying in the second 
> standard. I was admitted in the Govt. School for the Blind Kasargode and 
> passed secondary education (SSLC) in 1982. I successfully completed 
> Pre-Degree from Sir. SAID College Kannur and BA in History from Payyannur 
> College Kannur. I have also successfully completed 'Diploma in Teaching 
> the Blind' in1985 from Blind Boys Academy (BBA), Sree Rama Krishna Mission 
> Asramam, Narendrapur, West Bengal.
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>            I worked as Guidance and Counselor 1987 - 1988 under Department 
> of Social Welfare, Govt. of India. I was posted as Assistant Teacher in 
> the Schools for the Visually Impaired Students at Malappuram and 
> Thiruvananthapuram for the period from 27/07/1988 to 15/06/2004. On 
> promotion I have worked as the Headmaster in the Govt. School for the 
> Blind Olassa, Kottayam for the period from 16/06/2004 to 27/07/2005. Then 
> I was promoted as Deputy Director, Office of the Director of Public 
> Instruction, Thiruvananthapuram. Now I am working as Deputy Director IEDC 
> in the above mentioned Office in which I am the first blind person 
> reaching into this highest post in the history of Kerala and may be in 
> India too. During the period of my career I have gained my Masters Degree 
> in Political Science and B.Ed in Social Science. I have also received the 
> under mentioned Awards.
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> 1.         State Award for the most efficient Physically Disabled 
> Employee, Govt. of Kerala for the year 2002.
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> 2.         National Award from the Excellency President of India for the 
> year 2004 - Given in Public Recognition of valuable services to the 
> community as a Teacher of Outstanding Merit.
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> 3.         Award on an appreciation and recognition of the meritorious and 
> selfless service in professional and social field from the Rotary 
> International.
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>            As a Social Worker, I was elected as Secretary of Kerala 
> Federation of the Blind for two tenures. I was the State President of the 
> Students and Teachers Forum of the same organization which is the self 
> help movement of the Visually Impaired in Kerala. It may be noted that 
> this organization has been selected as the best organization in India for 
> dedicated service for the Blind.
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>            I have conducted many eye camps all over Kerala, Integrated 
> Education Camps, Vocational Study Camp for Disabled, survey of the 
> disabled, medical camps, seminars and medical camps for the disabled, 
> Blind welfare celebrations throughout the State during the last 26 years. 
> Most of the camps were for physically disabled students. At present being 
> the Deputy Director, I could conduct a survey and identified 47725 
> students with 40% and above disability. Moreover all these students have 
> been given financial assistance as per guidelines from M.H.R.D. Such 
> attempts and assistance were very few and rare earlier. Having faced the 
> hardship of a handicapped student I was able to sensitize similar 
> hardships faced by the disabled students and this enabled and motivated to 
> me to strike hard and work for obtaining help to the challenged students. 
> Now I have been nominated by the State Government as one of the Directors 
> of the Kerala State Handicapped Persons Welfare Corporation.
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>            Journalists, Press Media, Channels, AIR, My Higher Officers, 
> Colleagues and Administrative staff have given me maximum support to work 
> in the field of Education and Rehabilitation and prevention of Disability. 
> I have attended many workshops for the disabled in the out of State and 
> Kerala and attended Academic courses under DPEP and SSA.
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>            As part of improving my efforts I have now completed M.Phil in 
> Political Science also.
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>            I ensure that with my ability and talent I will dedicate my 
> life and service for the uplift of the disabled community, especially the 
> students and youth.
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> Details of outstanding professional achievements
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>            I have an experience of 19 years as Teacher, Headmaster in 
> special school and Deputy Director of inclusive education for the disabled 
> children. During my career I have visited uncountable number of houses 
> especially in the poverty level to find out the disabled children to help 
> them to reach the main stream. Some of my students are now working as 
> lecturer in Universities, and Teacher in Schools etc. I had taken maximum 
> effort to conduct parental awareness programme, eye camps, guidance and 
> counseling and also admitted hundred of blind children in special schools.
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>            As an officer I could achieve a lot now, more than 48,000 
> disabled students are studying in the general schools and they are 
> availing different types of financial assistance, exam concessions etc and 
> etc. Almost 1000 specially trained Teachers, 10715 schools are coming 
> under the scheme of IEDC, 1,32,000 students are studying under the scheme, 
> sanctioning funds for removal of architectural barrier, conducting 
> training programme among the teachers.
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>            In short, I am spending most of my life for the welfare of the 
> disabled. I am the only Deputy Director looking, monitoring, and 
> implementing IED scheme in the State of Kerala.
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>            As recognition of my achievements I had received awards from 
> the Government of India and Kerala and social organizations. I am too much 
> satisfied in my work. My officers and colleagues are always encouraging 
> and supporting me to do work more than others. I am one of the Director of 
> Kerala State Handicapped Welfare Corporation, representing number of 
> Government meeting of DPI including Executive committee of 'Persons with 
> Disability'. My main hobby is to work for the welfare of the handicapped, 
> fight for their protection of their right of prevention of disability 
> through various activities and the attitude of the society towards the 
> person with disability.
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>                                                            Deputy Director 
> of Education
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>                                                Office of the Director of 
> Public Instruction
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>                                                     Govt. of Kerala, 
> Thiruvananthapuram.
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