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UGC Sponsored National Seminar

Recent Trends in Welfare of the Differently Abled Persons: Rights, Welfare, Social Integration and Mainstreaming.
Date : 24th
February, 2012

Venue: Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India.

Organised by Department of Social Work,
Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli - 620 023

Tamil Nadu Centre for Differently Abled,

Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli - 620 023

Department of Social Work

Shrimati Indira Gandhi College Tiruchirappalli, & Professional Social Workers Forum Tiruchirappalli
SUB THEMES: S01. Causes for occurance of various disabilities and its prevention. S02. Recent trends in Special Education and Special Training for various categories of Differently Abled Persons (DAPs) S03. Recent Trends in Training programmes for DAPs

S04. Recent Trends/Innovations in various aids and appliances for DAPs S05. Employment/ Self Employment opportunities for DAPs S06. Government of India (GOI) schemes for DAPs including National Institutes for DAPs S07. State Government schemes for DAPs S08. Role of NGOs in Rehabilitation Schemes for DAPs S09. Social Policies, Legislations and Welfare of the DAPs. . S10. Barrier free Environment and access for DAPs in various settings such as Schools/Colleges/ Educational Institutions, Transport, Public and Private buildings, etc. S11. Critical review of various Acts/Laws for DAPs enacted by GOI /State governments and their relevance to comprehensive rehabilitation of DAPs S12. Role of Integrated Education, Institutional Based Rehabilitation, Community Based Rehabilitation and Sarva Siksha Abhiyan. S13 Assistive Technology and Specialised Softwares for Joyful Learning for the DAPs S14. Overcoming Attitudinal Barriers and Mainstreaming DAPs S15. Application of Science and Technology/ Information Technology for the Empowerment of DAPs S16. Experience in working with various categories of DAPs. S17. Social Work Education and Practice with DAPs S18. Stigma, Discrimination and Social Inclusion of DAPs S19. Recent Trends in Research in the field of DAPs.

S20. Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) Movements: Strategies and Perspectives.

Participants: Academicians, Researchers, Field Practitioners/Experts, Special

Educators, Medical Practitioners, Paramedical Professionals, Computer Professionals, Government Officials, Officials of National Institutions

working for the welfare of the DAPs, NGOs, Research Scholars, Students and those who are interested in the topic of Seminar.

Invitation for Submission of Abstracts and full papers presentation:

The delegates are invited to send their abstracts and full papers as per the following guidelines and submit within the dead line through e-mail nswdaps2012@yahoo.com. Also a hard copy of the paper must be sent along with a soft copy in CD to Dr. V.SETHURAMALINGAM, ORGANISING SECRETARY, NATIONAL SEMINAR ON NSWDAP, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK, BHARATHIDASAN UNIVERSITY, KHAJAMALAI CAMPUS, TIRUCHIRAPPALLI 620 023. Experiential Report in the field of Persons with Disability is also most welcome. Both the Oral and poster presentations are accepted. Submission Abstracts along with Full Papers. Last Date 25.12.201 1 Norms for Abstracts and Full Papers 1. Format: Papers should have a basic format viz: Title, Name of the author(s) Abstract, Key Words (not more than four words), Review in brief with theoretical frame work, Methods(including Objectives, Universe & Sampling, Tools and its psychometric properties, Methods of Data Collection) Results & Discussions, Suggestions and Conclusion.
2. Authors affiliation, Contact address, Designation, Phone/Mobile, and e-mail should be printed as Footnote. 3. Font Style :Times New Roman Font Size 11 Line spacing: Single Space Margin : 1 inch in right, left, top and bottom Format.: Microsoft Word 2007 or MS Word 2003

4. Number of Words/Pages: Within 2000 words/ Five Pages including Title, Abstract, Tables and References 5. References in APA style 6. Plagiarism is strictly denounced 7. Undertaking must be given by the author(s) stating the originality of the work (Form Attached)

Publication: special edition of Bharathidasan University Journal of Science and Technology (A Multidisciplinary Refereed Journal, ISSN 0974-424X).
Papers will be scrutinised by the scientific committee for publication in the

Submission of Registration form, Registration Fee along with Undertaking letter S.N 1. 2 3 Category Paper Presenters * Participants Foreign Delegates Registration Fee Rs. 1500.00 Rs. 250.00 USD 75.00 Last Date for payment 15.01.2012

Note : * Papers will be selected for publication only on payment of Registration fee with in the stipulated time. Payment must be made only through Non Refundable D.D. in the

name of The Organising Secretary, NSWDAP through a Nationalized Bank, payable at Tiruchirappalli
Registration Fee includes Publication in Journal, Conference Materials including a copy of the Journal and Lunch (for Paper Presenters). For Participants - Conference Materials (excluding Journal Copy) and Lunch.

Travel Grant: No TA and DA will be Accommodation:

provided. The Interested participants are requested to approach their Affiliating Organisations for T.A &.D.A. Arrangements will be made by organising committee on request by sending a minimum of one night advance amount (non refundable) towards reservation: All Correspondence must be addressed to the following members: Purpose Seminar Registration, Abstract, Full Papers and Publication. Accommodation &Sightseeing. Name and Contact Details Dr.V.Sethuramalingam, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan University, Khajamalai Campus, Tiruchirappalli 620 023 Mobile : 09443686234 E-Mail : nswdaps2012@yahoo.com Mr.R.S.Dinesh, Project Fellow, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan University, Khajamalai Campus, Tiruchirappalli 620 023

5 Mobile: 09003730973 e- mail: indiandin@gmail.com

About the hosts:

Bharathidasan University established in February 1982, and was named after the great revolutionary Tamil Poet, Bharathidasan(1891-1968). The motto of the University "We will Create a brave new world" has been framed from Bharathidasan's poetic words " ". The University endeavours to be true to such a vision by creating in the region a brave new world of academic innovation for social change"(NAAC, - 2005, p.69). The year 2006-07 is the Silver Jubilee year for this great and vibrant University. The University's main Campus was initially located in a sprawling area of over 1000 acres in Palkalaiperur.. Also, the University has a downtown City campus at Khajamalai, which housed originally the Autonomous Post-Graduate Centre of the University of Madras at Tiruchirappalli. The University has totally 16 Schools, 34 Departments and 11 Specialized Research Centres. There are 195 faculty members catering to 2372 students and scholars in the University. The University Departments/Schools are offering 177 programmes including 40 PG programmes in M.A., M.Sc. and M.Tech. The above programmes are conducted under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in Semesters: besides, the university offers 31 M.Phil., 33 Ph.D., 19 P.G. Diploma, 11 Diploma and 10 Certificates. The University has 521supporting staff strength. In addition to the regular teaching programmes in the Departments and Schools, the University under its Distance Education mode is conducting 15 UG and 26 PG programmes. All the UG programmes are conducted under non-semester system and all the PG programmes are conducted under semester system along with the regular programmes. The MCA and MBA programmes conducted under this mode are very popular. Totally 15 UG Programmes and 26 PG Programmes are conducted under this mode. The University is an affiliating one with the jurisdiction over the eight districts of Tiruchirappalli, Pudukkottai, Karur, Perambalur, Ariyalur Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam. The University area lies in the strategic central part of Tamil Nadu, covering the cauvery delta, traditionally known as intellectual capital of the state. There are 123 colleges affiliated to the University including 120 Arts and Science Colleges and 3 Colleges of Fine Arts. Among them 8 government and 11 government aided colleges have autonomous status.

About Tiruchirappalli
THE CITY OF TRICHY-THE HEART OF TAMIL NADU! Tiruchirappalli or Trichy, is centrally located connecting almost all the major Cities and Towns of Tamil Nadu. There are plenty of Historical places in and around Trichy some of which date back to two thousand years and more. There are also significant places which mark mile stones in the evolution of religion and spirituality of the people belonging to all sections of the society. There are modern temples of highly reputed Educational institutions, industrial units besides places for picnics and pleasure travel. It is also associated great Historical and Political personalities right from Karikala Chola to Periar E.V.R. who pioneered many of his modern social and rationalistic ideals with full co-operation of the people of Trichy!

Place of Historical Significance

Trichy was for long the Citadel of Early Cholas, latter fell to Pallavas, and Nayaks of Madurai. Even under the British its strategic significance was maintained by the British.

Fort Main Guard Gate: It is a significant symbol as it served the Gate way to the trichy Fortress.


: (30 Kms) it remains to this day an engineering marvel as it is perhaps is the only irrigation dam that continues to retain its utility over past two thousand years!


(30 Kms) Is the water reservoir created at a strategically significant place over the river Cauaveri linking with its tributary Collerron. A beautiful Park with arrangements for the pleasure of the Young and the Old is designed artistically!. However swimmers are warned of whirlpools and are expected to take local guides advice on the spot. Lots of snacks are made available by Vendors here catering to the taste buds of the tourists! Nice Photographic sessions could be arranged. There are also available rooms arranged on concrete stilts just over the water on the River!

Place of Religious and spiritual importance: Churches:

Chriat Church was created by Schwartz the Missionary and intellectual. This was the first
English Church built in Tiruchirappalli (North of Teppakulam built in the year 1762-66)


(120 years old ) in St. Josephs College Campus

Old Matha Temple

(Palakarai built by Rev. Fr. Beschi known as Veeramamunivar who loved Tamil Language and contributed himself for its richness.

The Tamil-speaking Muslims of Arab-Tamil ancestry had inherited their dominant position in South and South East Asian trade from the Arabs, who had acquired a virtual monopoly of Indian maritime commerce by 3rd Century BC. The oldest mosque in Tamil Nadu which is near the Kottai (Fort) Railway station in Tiruchirappalli is dated 743 AD The Nadirshah mosque is popular for holding the remains of Nawab Mohammed Ali and the headless body of Chanda Sahib - the two who were associated with the Carnatic Wars. Devotees from all faiths also flock here as a result of the attraction of the mausoleum of saint Babbayya.

Hindu Temples:
Rock Fort Uchipillaiyar Temple:
(4kms) Uchhi Pillayar Temple is on the top of the Hill Fort. It is hallowed with many Hindu Mythical stories. It is an adventure and a thrill for tourists to climb it and have an aerial view of the City, River Kavery and several kilometers of its environs. It has also the St Thayumanvar swamy temple inside.

Srirangam Ranganathar Temple

(7 kms). Sri Rangam is the holiest of the Holy for the Vaishnavites among the Hindus in the South. It has seven streets with seven protective arrangements with the temple placed at the center of this vast complex. It is indeed an excellence in Town planning with all arrangements with in the vast complex.

Thiruvanaikaval :

(1.5kms from Srirangam temple.) Jambukeshwara Temple and Ahilandeswari temple are located here. Here the Idol in the sanctum sanctorum is surrounded with the water spring percolated from the neighboring river Cauvery

Gunaseelam Temple:

Lord Vishnu temple located on River Kavery on its north Bank and 24 km away from Trichy. This Temple is known for its miracle cure of people suffering from a variety of mental illnesses and diseases. Many popular stories of miracle cures are reported where patients are accommodated and cared by Temple authorities.


(20 kms) Here one of the most celebrated Sakthi Sthals known as MARIAMMAN TEMPLE (Samayapuram Mariamman. is located. This Goddess is believed to be the sister of Lord Vishnu. Almost through the year devotees throng here from all over India.

Uraiyur - Vekkali Amman Temple and Nachiyar koil

(3 kms from

citys center). It is another historic temple associated with many legends. It is also more than one thousand years old. Though the Temple is a vast complex with strong structure, yet the Deity in the Santum sanctorum has no roof over its head.Thus the Goddess is exposed to all types of weather despite its floer garlands and jewellery etc exposed to rains and sun-shines!

Ayyappan Temple : It closer to the main Bus Stand in the city. It must be visited by one
and all. Strict silence- serene atmosphere, no fleecing or squeezing of the Pilgrims including voluntary contributions, display of moral precepts, exhibition of the spiritual wealth of Hindus in a variety of ways, simple and austere way of prayers and worship marks the significance of this Temple complex.

Vayaloor - Lord Muruga.

(18 kms. said to be the leader in formation of Tamil grammar). This is one of the important Temple for Lord Murugan or Kartikeya the younger to Lord Ganesha. The area is stunningly simple, ruralistic and magnificent!

Brahma Temple:
Thiruvellarai Trichy.)

(30 kms) Perhaps this is only place where importance is given to Lord Brahma-the creator who has no shelter in any other Hindu temple all over India! Lord Vishnu which also comes under 108 Divyadasams (25 kms from

Thanjai Big Temple:

TANJORE (60 kms, constructed thousand years ago): It is the Brihadeeswara temple built by Rajaraja the Great, the Chola ruler. It can be described as the crowning glory of the Indian temple architecture with it more than twenty tons of single intricately carved stone placed on the temple top. An engineering marvel indeed in the ancient Tamilian History.

Meenakshi Temple MADURAI CITY: (100 kms) The internationally known

and celebrated Goddess meenakshi temple to be seen by all for all its magnificence including for its Musical pillars.

Rameswaram Kanyakumari

200 kms : Need no introduction to the Indians. 350 kms: Need no introduction to the Indians.

Modern Temples:
These include several reputed educational Institutions beginning with St Josephs College, National College, Jamal Md. College, Bishop Heber College, Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College (SRC) for Women, Holy Cross College for Women, Shrimati Indira Gandhi College for Women, Cauvery College for Women, Regional Engineering College (NIT-Trichy), IIM-Trichy, Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM), Anna University-Tiruchirappalli, Periar EVR Educational Complex, Industrial Units include BHELL and Golden Rock Railway Workshop, etc.

Tour & Sightseeing: Arrangements will also be made on request. For further details visit

Where to Stay
Hotel Sangam 3 Star Hotel Femina 3 Star Hotel Ramyas

For Economy stay and famous delicious Tamil Vegetarian Food

Hotel Ajantha Hotel Kurunchi Hotel Anand Hotel Abirami Hotel Sangeethas Hotel Madura Hotel Kanchana Hotel Pushpam Hotel Kavitha Hotel Arun

For Non Vegetarian Food

Hotel Kannappa Hotel Banana Leaf Hotel Raja


All the above hotels are located in and around the Railway Station and citys Central Bus Stand

What to eat
Iddly, Dhosa including Rava Dhosa, Masala Dhosa, Onion Dhosa Kulipaniyaram, Pongal, Medhu Vadai, Adai, Appam, Idiappam,

Tamil Vegetarian Lunch served in banana leaf with more than 10 to 15 nutritious side dishes, etc.

Where to Shop:
Tamil Nadu Co-optex Show Room, Femina Shopping Mall, Poompukar Show Room, Nalli Silks, Thaila Silks, Saradha Silks, and The Chennai Silks

What to Shop:

Famous Thirupuvanam Handloom Silks, Kanchivaram Silks, Handloom Cloths, Gold and Diamond, Artificial Diamonds, Bangles, Wooden and Clay Toys, all varieties of Cosmetics, Fancy hoods.

Sweets and Savories

Mayil Mark Sweet Stall, B.G. Naidu Sweet Stall, and Archana Sweet Stall, Coimbatore Krishna Sweets Stall at Thillai Nagar Tiruchirappalli, etc. (All are famous for South Indian Sweets with more than 60 to 100 years of experiences in sweet making)

How To Reach
Tiruchirappalli is well connected with Air, Train and by Road.
By Air - Click Here to get the Air Timings Trichy has an international airport (5 kms from the city). Indian Airlines connects Trichy with Chennai, Sharjah, Kuwait and Colombo, Malaysia, Singapore. Air Lanka Service connects Tiruchirappalli with Colombo and London. By Train - Click Here to get the Train Timings Trichy is an important junction on the Southern Railway. It connects Chennai, Mumbai, Howra, New Delhi, Mysore, Kochi, Mangalore and all other important cities in India By Road - Click Here to get the Bus Timings

Trichy is well connected by road with important places and Southern Cities.

Organising committee:
Chief Patron : Dr.(Mrs)K.Meena, Honourable Vice Chancellor, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli 620 024 Registrar, Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli 620 024

Patron Organising Secretary

: Dr.T.Ramaswamy,

: Dr.V.Sethuramalingam, Department of Social Work Bharathidasan University, Khajamalai Campus Tiruchirappalli 620 023

Thiru. E. Shanmuga Sundaram, Former Joint Director of the State Commissioner for the Disabled, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai. Dr. P. Ilango, Professor & Head, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan University Dr. R. Mangaleswaran, Asst. Professor, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan University Dr. J.O.Jeryda Gnanajane Eljo, Asst. Professor, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan Uni. Dr. D. Nirmala, Asst. Professor, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan University Mr. N. Rajavel, Asst. Professor, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan University Ms. M.Prabavathy, Asst. Prof.,& Head, Centre for Differently Abled, Bharathidasan University Ms. N.Sherrin Sophia, Head, Department of Social Work, Shrimati Indira Gandhi College Ms. K.Vijaya, Department of Social Work, Shrimati Indira Gandhi College Ms. K.Shenbagam, Department of Social Work, Shrimati Indira Gandhi College Ms. E.Deepa, Department of Social Work, Shrimati Indira Gandhi College Ms. N.Hemalatha, Department of Social Work, Shrimati Indira Gandhi College Ms. P.Selvi, Department of Social Work, Shrimati Indira Gandhi College Ms. M.Meera, Department of Social Work, Shrimati Indira Gandhi College Dr. G.Sathiyan, Director i/c, Bharathidasan University Constituent College, Perambalur Dr. S.Sathia, Dept. of Social Work, Bharathidasan University Constituent College Ms. B.Sathiabama, Dept. of Social Work, Bharathidasan University Constituent College Ms. D.Chellam, Dept. of Social Work, Bharathidasan University Constituent College Dr. A.Sivagami, Dept. of Social Work, Bharathidasan University Constituent College,

12 Orathanadu. Dr. M.Joseph Irudhayaraj, President, Professional Social Workers Forum, Tiruchirappalli Dr. A.Savarimuthi, Editor, Journal of Progressive Outlook, St. Josephs College, Tiruchirappalli Mr. M.Antony Stephan , Secretary, Professional Social Workers Forum, Tiruchirappalli. Ms. N. Priyanka, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan University. Mrs.V.Deivajothi, Research Scholar, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan University Mr. R.S.Dinesh, Project Fellow, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan University. Ms. T.Ayswarya, Research Scholar, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan University

Registration Form:
( Please Fill in Capital Letters)

13 Name of the Delegate Designation Sex Age Educational Qualification Affiliating Institution/Organisation Address for Correspondence Telephone with STD Code Mobile e-mail Nature of Participation Title of the Paper Mode of Presentation Accommodation Required Details of Registration Fee DD. No Date Bank Amount (in words) : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : Yes/No Oral/ Poster Yes/No Paper Presentation/ Participation

Tour and Sightseeing Arrangement needed :

Signature of the Participant

Declaration Letter

14 From Presenters Names

To The Organising Secretary National Seminar on DAPs Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli Sir, I hereby declare that the Article on -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- submitted by me for the presentation in the National seminar on Recent Trends in Welfare of the Differently Abled Persons: Rights, Welfare, Social Integration & Mainstreaming and publication is my/ ours ( for joint authors) original work and that it has not previously published elsewhere. Also I/we will be held responsible if any complaint on Plagiarism in future and the University or the Seminar organizers will not be held responsible for it. Thanking you Place Date Yours faithfully (Signature/s)