On May 15, 2017 the Centre for Disability Studies & Health Laws was formally inaugurated. The chief guest of the function was Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ajit Singh, Chief Justice, Gauhati High Court and Chancellor, National Law University, Assam and the Guest of Honour was Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ujjal Bhuyan, Judge, Gauhati High Court. The Programme was also graced by many dignitaries including Mr. Vinod Seshan (IAS), Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (Rural), Prof. Gautam Biswas, Director, IIT Guwahati, Dr. Ramni Barman, Managing Director, IIRDDA; Prof. T. Ramakrishnan, NLSIU Banglore; Prof. V.K. Ahuja, Delhi University; Prof. Shamnad Basheer, Managing Trustee, IDIA; Prof. Yogesh Pai, NLU Delhi; Prof. J.S. Patil, Vice Chancellor, NLU Assam; Prof. Yugal Kishore, Registrar, NLU Assam. Many Officers from the Social Welfare Department, Govt. of Assam & Mr. Agarwal and his team from Jaipur Prosthetic Limb organization were also present at the function.
The programme also witnessed the signing of MOU with IDIA. There was a painting exhibition of students of Indian Institute of Research and Development for Differently Abled (IIRDDA). The programme was concluded with the dignitaries’ interaction with various differently- abled people from district Kamrup (Rural), who were distributed Prosthetic limbs on the same day under the observation of Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup.