Director-General Gives Keynote Address at Engaging With Disability Conference
Rev Dr Tomi Thomas, IMS, Director-General, The Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI), gave the keynote address at “Engaging With Disability Together” Conference held from 25-27 September, 2014 at Crown Plaza, Rohini, Delhi.
He also chaired the expert panel session on “Jesus, the Bible and Disability”. Fr Girish Santiago, SJ, Fr Julian, and Fr Nikhilesh also spoke on various topics. The conference served as a platform to strengthen the Christian response to disability by addressing topics: “What is the theology behind working amongst those with disability?” and “How can the Church be blessed by the gifts of those with disability?”
Around 450 people participated in the Conference. The conference aimed at bringing together NGOs, the Church, Persons with disabilities and their families, educators and business people to work for the welfare of the marginalized sections of the community.