“Making of CHAMPS”
Bengaluru 17th September 2016: The IDIA Charitable Trust and Sony Pictures Networks Distribution India Pvt. Ltd. organized a workshop at Karnataka State Billiards Association 5/1, Miller Tank Bed Area, Jasma Bhawan Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052. This is the first workshop to be conducted exclusively for IDIA Scholars with disabilities. Sony Pictures Networks Distribution India Pvt. Ltd. donated Rs.3,00,000 cheque to IDIA Charitable Trust.
The 1st IDIA Disability Access Programme’s Workshop for IDIA Scholars with Disabilities will be a two day specialized learning, training and education workshop for IDIA Scholars. The resource persons for the program will be disability-rights experts, specialized trainers, and persons with disabilities in the legal profession. The goal of the workshop is to provide IDIA Scholars with training in assistive technologies, soft skills, practical knowledge required for legal profession, and corporate etiquette.
Less than 5% of persons with disabilities in India complete their higher education, owing in no small part to lack of accessible facilities and environs. This workshop aims to facilitate IDIA Scholars with disabilities to overcome some of the barriers they face
Training is organised as a collaborative effort between IDIA Charitable Trust and Sony Pictures Networks Distribution India Pvt. Ltd.
The opening address delivered by the Managing Trustee of IDIA Charitable Trust, Professor (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer.
The speaker for the event is Mr. Prem Panicker, Former Managing Editor, Yahoo! India. Mr. Panicker will deliver his address around the theme “Inclusive India”.
Two IDIA Scholars, Uradi Vishnu and Arepalli Nagababu, will address the audience on the theme of “Making of CHAMPS”.
ATTENDEES AND EXTERNAL RESOURCE PERSONS
· 9 IDIA Scholars with disabilities studying at NALSAR Hyderabad, NUJS Kolkata, GNLU Gandhinagar, NLU Jodhpur, NUALS Kochi, etc.
· Mr. Mohith, Enable India, resource person for a workshop on email communications and MS Office
· Mr. Amar Jain, Associate, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas,resource person for a workshop on online research and a workshop on presentation and soft skills
· Mr. Rahul Bajaj, Member- IDIA Disability Access Programme Team and SpicyIP Fellow 2016-17, resource person for a workshop on online research and a workshop on presentation and soft skills
IDIA CHARITABLE TRUST
The IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education) project is a pan India movement to train underprivileged and marginalized students and help transform them to leading lawyers and community advocates. IDIA is premised on the notion that access to premier legal education empowers marginalized communities and helps them help themselves. The project is run on the backbone of highly passionate student volunteers from various law schools, who travel across the length and breadth of India to identify marginalised students with aptitude for the study of law. It then trains these selected students through a rigorous program for the leading law entrance examination, CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) and AILET (All India Law Entrance Test).
Once selected to the top law schools, IDIA arranges for sponsorships/scholarships and
mentorship schemes to help candidates blossom to their full potential and take their rightful places as leading lawyers and community advocates. For more information, please visit www.idialaw.com
SONY PICTURES NETWORKS DISTRIBUTION INDIA PVT. LTD.
Sony Pictures Networks Distribution India Pvt. Ltd. (“SPN Distribution India”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. With a legacy that transcends generations with Sony and Sony Pictures Entertainment, SPN Distribution India extends partnerships with India’s leading network broadcasters delivering 21 premium channels to over 100 million homes across 4,000 cities and towns in India. Spanning all genres from General Entertainment, Sports, Movie, News, English GEC, Music, Kids, the distribution arm offers a complete entertainment package to its viewers. Along with ‘home’ channels SET, SAB, PAL, MAX, MAX 2, WAH, MIX, PIX, SIX, Sony ESPN, AXN, Animax, Aath, SET HD, MAX HD, SIX HD,PIXHD, AXN HD and Sony ESPN HD, italso distributes the well-known TV Today Network channels -India Today, Aaj Tak and Tez. SPN Distribution India sets industry standards for Customer Service and Relationships.
Sony Pictures Networks Distribution wears the pride of being recognised as the no. 1 company in the media industry and amongst India's top 50 companies to work for, second consecutive year in a survey conducted by Great Places to Work Institute in association with the Economic Times.