Memorable day for scholar with disability

For 32-year-old Jaspal Singh, it was a memorable day. The polio-stricken scholar received his PhD degree from dignitaries who came down the podium to celebrate his academic success amid thunderous applause during the GNDU Golden Jubilee annual convocation on Friday. He received the degree of doctorate in philosophy (languages), Punjabi. Source : https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/amritsar/memorable-day-for-scholar-with-disability/805014.html  

Rising Flame launches leadership programme for women with disabilities

It’s a pioneering initiative, one that offers a platform for the self-development and professional growth of young women with disabilities. Mumbai non- profit has launched a programme called I Can Lead Fellows, under which a group of six women from across India will be given intensive one-on-one training aimed at addressing their specific ambitions. The… Read More Rising Flame launches leadership programme for women with disabilities

Disability causes millions to drop out of school’

Nearly three-fourths of five-year-old children and one-fourths of kids aged between 5 and 19 with disabilities in India are out of school, according to a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) report. The UNESCO had commissioned and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences prepared the report titled State of the Education Report for India… Read More Disability causes millions to drop out of school’

How these 5 apps are enabling the differently-abled to lead a better life

Disability can take various forms. The shortcoming might be with regard to hearing, speech, sight, or other physical disability. Each of these comes with its own distinct challenges. Inaccessibility and lack of support makes it difficult for the differently abled to navigate their way through the world on their own. However, technology has played an… Read More How these 5 apps are enabling the differently-abled to lead a better life

Wait for govt disability card proving endless for lakhs

The Unique Disability Identity Cards (UDID) for persons with disabilities, announced in 2015, are proving to be a long wait often stretching for years for hundreds of applicants. Against over 61 lakh applications, only about 19 lakh cards have been generated according to the UDID website. Source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/wait-for-govt-disability-card-proving-endless-for-lakhs/articleshow/70016955.cms