They shall overcome

Having practised through four camps held exclusively for stepping up preparations for the World Games, special athletes from India are all braced to face world competition. Special Olympics Bharat is a National Sports Federation registered accredited by Special Olympics Inc to conduct Special Olympics Programs all over India. It organises Olympic-type sports for persons with… Read More They shall overcome

Over 14,000 posts for persons with disabilities vacant: Govt

The Centre has asked all concerned to carry out a special drive to fill these vacancies, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply. As per the data received from various departments, nationalised banks, financial institutions, central public sector undertakings, among others, there were 14,267 vacancies identified for persons with disabilities,… Read More Over 14,000 posts for persons with disabilities vacant: Govt

Kalam concerned about disabled, developed lightweight prosthetics

Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was concerned about people with disability and along with his team developed lightweight prosthetics from space-age material to enable disabled children to walk easily. CBM, an overseas disability charity, said in a post that Kalam, who died on Monday, “was not only an inspiration for the young generation, but also… Read More Kalam concerned about disabled, developed lightweight prosthetics

Definitions are different for physically disabled in Poonch

The Centre’s ambitious Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) will start from seven states – Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Assam, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Haryana- from this year, envisaging a nation-wide awareness campaign towards universal accessibility for all citizens including persons with disabilities. Twenty-three year old Naseem Akhter, a polio patient, welcomes the initiative but wants… Read More Definitions are different for physically disabled in Poonch

Big Strides Needed for Safer Steps

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  What does it take to make Thiruvananthapuram a wheelchair-friendly city? A discussion held the other day, attended by the wheelchair-bound, Social Justice Department officials, a Corporation Councillor, a builder, architects and NGO workers, threw open several insights and suggestions. For one, having a ramp is not enough. Advocate Gokul Ratnakar, who has been  on… Read More Big Strides Needed for Safer Steps