[AI] a biodata of one of our members

phani srikanth phani625 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 22:56:45 EDT 2008


a highly inspiring person from whom our generation has to learn a lot
i request for his mail id if any one can.
thanks for the post.

On 6/5/08, Ram Kumar <drkwisdom at gmail.com> wrote:
> Very glad to learn about the tremendous amount of service Mr. Rajan is
> doing to the community of the visually challenged as the deputy
> director. It is the time for all of us to salute and wish him all
> success in all  his endeavours. I will be very greatful if I could get
> his contact number and email id.
>
> On 6/6/08, payal kapoor <payal.theresidence at gmail.com> wrote:
>> definitely a role model to emulate.
>>
>> congratulations and regards
>>
>> payal
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "renuka warriar" <erenuka at gmail.com>
>> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>> Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 6:05 AM
>> 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
>>> him .
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Renuka.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>   A BRIEF LIFE SKETCH OF THE CANDIDATE HIGHLIGHTING HIS STRUGGLE AGAINST
>>> THE DISADVANTAGE CREATED BY HIS DISABILITY.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>            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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> PROFESSIONAL
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>            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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 1.         State Award for the most efficient Physically Disabled
>>> Employee, Govt. of Kerala for the year 2002.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 3.         Award on an appreciation and recognition of the meritorious
>>> and
>>>
>>> selfless service in professional and social field from the Rotary
>>> International.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>            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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>            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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>            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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>            As part of improving my efforts I have now completed M.Phil in
>>> Political Science also.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>            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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Details of outstanding professional achievements
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>            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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>            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.
>>>
>>>            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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>            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.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> R.Rajan
>>>
>>>                                                            Deputy
>>> Director
>>>
>>> of Education
>>>
>>>                                                Office of the Director of
>>> Public Instruction
>>>
>>>                                                     Govt. of Kerala,
>>> Thiruvananthapuram.
>>>
>>>
>>>
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