MAMUN MILITARY STATION (PATHANKOT), Nov 12: “My ability is stronger than my disability!” This was not just the essence of quote, displayed on the bill boards/hoardings put up across the Mamun Military Station – the venue of “Samman Samaroh for the Disabled Soldiers in the Line of duty”, but the core of grit and determination writ… Read More ABILITY IS STRONGER THAN DISABILITY, IMBUE ‘BRAND AMBASSADORS’
Meenu Arora Manuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, which has kept her wheelchair-bound for life. After battling 40 years of low confidence and inconvenience, Meenu said she gathered the courage to visit Sarojini Nagar market for the first time in 2010. Her husband insisted that they brave the crowds to experience the “thrill… Read More How disabled-friendly are Delhi markets?
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has constituted a working group to deliberate on the concept of periodic payment of the insurance claim amount in case of personal accident insurance and defined benefit health insurance plans. Defined benefit health plans pay a lump sum to the policyholders in the event of the insured ailment… Read More What is personal accident insurance; how do you claim it?
CHENNAI: Wheelchair basketball is a nascent sport in India, with the official Indian Wheelchair Basketball Federation (WBFI) formed just over three years earlier. Though the sport has been popular among the veterans of armed forces, challenges encountered while pursuing it are many. The severe lack of wheelchair accessibility during trials or camps and creating awareness… Read More Challenges of wheelchair basketball
After a long wait of over four decades, the pension of Vasa Veera Bhadrudu, who served the Madras Engineers, was released by the Ministry of Defence earlier this month.This was possible only after the direct intervention of the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman herself. But there are more than a thousand similar cases of soldiers pending… Read More Government fighting its own disabled soldiers over pension claims
It was barely three months ago that a US-returned medico started a small cafe in upscale Juhu as a unique venture —employing mostly those who suffer from various developmental disabilities. Now, Cafe Arpan has gained huge popularity — among patrons, many of whom have become regulars, and among the 19 specially-abled staffers who love to slog 30 hours over… Read More Unique Mumbai cafe helps staffers overcome disabilities
Mumbai: It was barely three months ago that a US-returned medico started a small cafe in upscale Juhu as a unique venture – employing mostly those who suffer from various developmental disabilities. Now, Cafe Arpan has gained huge popularity – among patrons, many of whom have become regulars, and among the 19 specially-abled staffers who… Read More Unique Mumbai Cafe Helps Staffers Overcome Disabilities