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Utmost efforts underway to make special persons self-determined: Prof Dr Bushra Mirza

Pakistan-Japan jointly host seminar on ‘Disability & Development’

By Our Staff Reporter

LAHORE: The Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) is trying its utmost efforts to provide an equal opportunity to the special persons in education and social levels to make them self-determined and independent.

It has been established an independent living Centre in the University for the special persons.

These views were exchanged by Vice Chancellor LCWU Prof Dr Bushra Mirza with Japanese delegation during visit in here office here on Monday.

She also expressed that all new buildings which would be established in future must be made wheel chair friendly.

The delegation of Mainstream Association Japan led by Mr Koji Kawazoe accompanied by Mr Misayuki Hirata, Mr Kenchi Murata, Mr Takeshi Kotani, and Mr Junichi Kimura from Mainstream Association visited the Lahore College for Women University.

The Japanese delegates also participated in seminar ‘Disability and Development’ which was jointly organized by the City and Regional Planning (CRP) Department of LCWU and Milestone Society for Special Person, a local NGO of Pakistan.

The delegation was briefed by Prof Dr Intesar Ahmed, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology and Prof Dr M. Atiq ur Rahman, Chairperson of City and Regional Planning (CRP) Department.

While addressing the seminar, the guest speakers shared their practical experiences of independent living in Japan with the participants and faculties of CRP department of the LCWU.

They also partaken with participants that after a long time efforts the idea had blossomed into many diverse areas across the world as well as in Pakistan addressing the needs of individuals with all types of disabilities.

The students showed their keen interest in planning system of Japan for barrier free mobility of physically challenged persons.

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