India wins Physical Disability World Cricket Series, will BCCI now take note?

What Virat and his boys could not do, the Indian Divyang Cricket Team has done. It beat England comprehensively to emerge winners at the first-ever  Physical Disability World Cricket Series 2019. Will this finally make the Board of Control for Cricket in India extend full support? What a proud note to celebrate Independence Day on. The newly… Read More India wins Physical Disability World Cricket Series, will BCCI now take note?

IIT Delhi alumnus wins national disability award for device that can ‘show’ pictures to the blind

IIT-Delhi alumnus, Ankita Gulati has developed a device called TouchVision which narrates the content in the picture when a visually-impaired person touches it. Her innovation has won her a national disability award. Source : https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/news/story/iit-delhi-alumnus-wins-national-disability-award-for-device-that-narrates-photo-contents-1581454-2019-08-16

20 things every parent of differently-abled kids with special needs should know

It is really tough to be a parent of a child with special needs as you have to be on your toes all the time. In India, in a population of 1.2 billion, there are 27 million people with special needs. It implies about 2.2% of population has special needs. The term special needs’ creates… Read More 20 things every parent of differently-abled kids with special needs should know

Government to roll back tax on disability pension for forces

Disability pensions in the Indian armed forces will continue to be exempt from tax, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh has conveyed to senior government officials, effectively rolling back a recent order that brought the provision in the tax net. At the same time, however, the minister has called on the three services – the Indian… Read More Government to roll back tax on disability pension for forces

Draft Education Policy ignores differently-abled people: Experts

Hyderabad: Questions are being raised over the new Draft National Education Policy-2019 (DNEP-2019) giving a little or no attention to the issues related to the Children with Special Needs (CwSN) and Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). https://www.thehansindia.com/telangana/draft-education-policy-ignores-differently-abled-people-experts-552759 According to the sources in the Education department, there is the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act-2016. It is… Read More Draft Education Policy ignores differently-abled people: Experts

Bareilly topper Mahima Shah appeals to Minister, says guidelines must be updated to reflect RPWD Act

Mahima Shah, the CBSE topper from Bareilly with cerebral palsy, has written appealed to Giriraj Singh, Union Minister, Animal Husbandry asking that admission rules to the Veterinary Council of India be updated in line with provisions of the RPWD Act 2016. Mahima has cleared the medical entrance exam, NEET, and wishes to become a veterinarian.… Read More Bareilly topper Mahima Shah appeals to Minister, says guidelines must be updated to reflect RPWD Act