Visit of Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Sh. JP Nadda to Government Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilities (GRIID)
Chandigarh, 10th September, 2016: Hon’ble Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Sh. J.P. Nadda visited and interacted with special children and students of the Government Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilities (GRIID), Sector-31, Chandigarh today.
On his visit, various activities carried out at GRIID were observed and appreciated, which includes Special Education Training, Vocational Training, Human Resource Development Programmes and daily OPD clinic for intellectual and developmental disabilities which includes Physiotherapy Unit, Occupational Therapy Unit, Facilitation services Unit, Special Education Clinic and sensory Integration Therapy Unit.
A cultural evening was followed by the release the 1st issue of Journal of Disability Management and Special Education, published by GRIID. There after Hon’ble Minister honored the topper students of the M.Ed., B.Ed. and D.Ed. in special education.
Sh. Anurag Agarwal, IAS, Home Secretary cum SMER, Chandigarh Administration, Sh. Sanjay Tandon, State President of Bhartiya Janata Party, Dr. Atul Sachdev, Director (GRIID)/Director Principal (GMCH -32) and Dr. B.S. Chavan, Joint Director (GRIID) were also present on this occasion
Concluding the event, Sh. JP Nadda appreciated the efforts of team GRIID and Dr. B.S. Chavan for the development of this institute from GIMRC to GRIID. He further emphasize that he will explore the possibilities of similar institution in different states.