Want to change the mindset of people towards disability, says Kargil war hero Maj. D.P. Singh

Kargil war veteran and India’s first blade runner, Major Devender Pal Singh, said he wanted to change the mindset of people towards disability and this is why he took up running with the prosthetic leg. On July 15, 1999 during the Kargil war, Singh was injured when a mortar shell landed 1.5 metres from where he was, causing… Read More Want to change the mindset of people towards disability, says Kargil war hero Maj. D.P. Singh

High lead exposure causing intellectual disability in Indian children: study

                High levels of lead contamination in the blood of children may have a significant impact in lowering their IQ and increasing the risk of other diseases, a study has found. Researchers from Macquarie University in Australia conducted the first ever meta-analysis of lead levels in the blood… Read More High lead exposure causing intellectual disability in Indian children: study

Is an Inclusive Workforce Still a Distant Dream?

While most companies are making an effort to have a diverse workforce, which could inculcate everyone in the organization regardless of their gender or creed, the disabled workforce is still an ignored section in the industry. A National Survey conducted by University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability says that only 28 per cent of companies… Read More Is an Inclusive Workforce Still a Distant Dream?

Differently abled unhappy over newly approved sports policy

Though the Punjab Cabinet, led by Capt Amarinder Singh, last week gave in-principle approval to the new Sports Policy 2018 with an aim to promoting sports among youth, the differently abled community in the district as well physically challenged sportspersons have expressed their apprehensions over the same and said the community was excluded from the… Read More Differently abled unhappy over newly approved sports policy