Chandigarh: All 12 public universities in Haryana have become “Divyang-friendly”, according to an official statement issued here on Friday (May 26). Lifts, ramps, wheelchairs, and tactile paths have been installed on the premises of the universities for the convenience of the physically challenged.
Haryana has become the first state in the country to make all its 12 government universities Divyang-friendly, the statement read.
The statement quoting Haryana’s Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Rajkumar Makkar, said that some physically-challenged students wanted easier access to university buildings so they could attend classes on upper floors of the universities.
Mr. Makkar, citing the law made for people with disabilities, ordered all the government universities of the state to ensure lifts, ramps, wheelchairs and tactile paths on their campuses for their convenience.
He said that all the twelve universities have made all the arrangements and sent the compliance report. He also said that from the new academic session, e-rickshaws will be run for the specially abled in Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, which will ferry these students inside the university campus free of cost.
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