The three-day event of Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities- 2018 concluded in New Delhi today. This year 96 youth with disabilities from 18 countries including India, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Philippines, UK and UAE participated in it.
The objective of the Global ICT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities was to leverage IT skills among youth with disabilities and also to spread awareness about the application of Information and Computer Technology in enhancing the quality of life of persons with disabilities.
In his valedictory address, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Thaawarchand Gehlot expressed his satisfaction over the successful completion of the event. He called upon the participating nations to take all steps for enhancing IT skill of youth with disabilities so that they live an independent life with dignity.
On the occasion, 55 awards were presented to Youth with Disabilities in various categories including awards for best volunteer.