BEST partners with Ratna Nidhi Trust for ‘Make Mumbai Disability Free’ campaign

MUMBAI: In a one of its kind campaign to make Mumbai disability free, BEST buses, Mumbai’s much-loved reds on wheels, will now have posters in collaboration with google.org grantee Ratna Nidhi Trust- “if you know any polio or accident affected victim, you can call 7498989292. They will get Jaipur foot or polio callipers, absolutely free of charge from… Read More BEST partners with Ratna Nidhi Trust for ‘Make Mumbai Disability Free’ campaign

Acid attack victims, disabled to get quotas in govt jobs

  The government has finalized reservation in central government jobs for people with autism, mental illness, intellectual disability and acid attack victims. In case of direct recruitment, four instead of 3% in groups A, B and C shall be reserved for those with benchmark disabilities.This comes after the passage of the Rights of Persons with… Read More Acid attack victims, disabled to get quotas in govt jobs

Bengali play on differently abled woman’s fight against odds

  Kolkata, Jan 22 (PTI) A Bengali play on the life and struggles of Jeeja Ghosh, a social activist with cerebral palsy, will be staged here soon.The story will be partly real and partly fictional, with Ghosh playing herself, director of theatre group ‘Katha Kalam’, Esha Kar, said. “Jeeja’s story mirrors the discrimination and condescending… Read More Bengali play on differently abled woman’s fight against odds

Made in Chennai: A portable ramp to make train ride easy for disabled

    CHENNAI: For most disabled people, public transport is not a happy travel option. Lack of suitable ramps, wheelchairs, lifts and an insensitive crowd make it impossible for them to board trains or buses. However, this might all change for the better, as the first step towards making trains more accessible was made last… Read More Made in Chennai: A portable ramp to make train ride easy for disabled

A mini-ratna that lends a hand and more to the disabled

Ten-year-old Zahur lost his arms in a mishap. His father, a low-income farmer, brought him to a medical camp distributing free prosthetics in Ladakh in the hope of getting new arms for his child. Richika Padubidri from the Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust, the non-government organisation that organised the medical camp, saw Zahur’s face light up… Read More A mini-ratna that lends a hand and more to the disabled

I am a queen on this throne: Virali Modi

Virali Modi’s is an inspiring, miraculous tale. The beginning is tragic, but then comes the silver lining followed by rays of hope and determination, making a radiant woman out of a little girl had been comatose. A disability activist, motivational speaker, model, adventure junkie and a beauty pageant runner-up, the 26-year-old wheelchair-bound woman was featured… Read More I am a queen on this throne: Virali Modi