JAIPUR: The South Western Command (SWC) formally launched Indian Army’s 2018 theme—Year of War Disabled Soldiers-2018—in the city on Friday. The SWC will reach out to over 5,000 soldiers who have either one or more disability in its command area. Lt General Cherish Mathson informed the media that they would hold a series… Read More Army command reaches out to disabled soldiers
When Parliament enacted the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016, it was seen as a landmark piece of legislation which established a paradigm shift in how the Indian polity understood and thought about disabilities.From a mere concern for social welfare, it became an issue of human rights, and our lawmakers passed appropriate legislation to… Read More Dear States, End Your Cruel Apathy And Give The Disabled Their Legal Due!
Jamshedpur: For 29-year-old Meena Kumari, a visually impaired girl from Barigora, a seven-week course on digital literacy in Noamundi not only made her tech-savvy but hel-ped her become independent.Under the joint initiative of Tata Steel Skill Development Society (TSSDS) and NGO Enable India, Bangalore, Meena along with 13 other visually impaired persons received a… Read More Skill training for the disabled
The journey of Planet Abled, a company that provides travel solutions to the disabled, began when its founder Neha Arora was a little girl. Trained to be an engineer, 33-year old Arora spent nine years in the corporate sector, but she always knew what she wanted to do in life. With disabled parents—her mother is… Read More Joy of Making Travel More Accessible
VADODARA: She was declared dead by doctors in USA thrice in September 2006 as they could not detect malaria leading to complications. But, 26-year-old Virali Modi is now back on her feet, thanks to stem cell therapy which she underwent at Mumbai, and is now working as disability rights activist with Indian Railways. Modi… Read More Paralyzed woman turns disabled rights activist
Specially-abled people form a huge part of the country. Despite this, they have always been neglected, and their rights have been ignored. However, wheelchair-bound Jitendra Pathkar from Lalitpur district in Uttar Pradesh has proved that nothing is impossible if one puts one’s mind to it. His passion lies in basketball, and is consistently working towards… Read More Meet India’s first disabled basketball player from a remote area, Jitendra Pathkar
As many as 16 Children with Special Needs (CWSN) underwent surgeries in the preceding academic session (2017-18) under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan in Ludhiana district. These children belong to the different disabilities and are either enrolled in schools and resource rooms.Prem Singh, a case of cerebral palsy underwent the surgery in September last year. He… Read More 16 special children get treatment in last session