Devices that aid India’s disabled people are already hard to come by. GST will make it worse

The government has once again failed India’s large community of people with disabilities, this time in its drafting of the Goods and Services Tax. Many assistive devices for persons with disabilities and services for the disabled will be taxed at between 5% and 18% under GST, which is scheduled to come into effect on July… Read More Devices that aid India’s disabled people are already hard to come by. GST will make it worse

‘Govt must provide alternatives, not treat visually impaired like bechaari women’

“I am a disabled person and not divyang. I don’t want to stand out like some star to highlight I am a blind woman,” says Sharmishtha Atreja, Assistant Professor at Department of Philosophy at University of Delhi. Sharmishta is 30 years old and suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa — a genetic condition that led to blindness… Read More ‘Govt must provide alternatives, not treat visually impaired like bechaari women’

Delhi hospital organises first-of-its-kind yoga on wheelchair

Delhi’s Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) organised a first-of-its-kind wheelchair yoga session that saw close to 20 participants. “Yoga combines meditation, breath control, and body postures in order to aid mobility and body awareness. It is a practice that combines elements of physical fitness, mental awareness and spiritual awakening,” said Pragya Ghildial, senior yoga therapist,… Read More Delhi hospital organises first-of-its-kind yoga on wheelchair

Help this Chhattisgarh couple to treat their two disabled children

Raipur, June 16: Parents of two differently abled children in Koriya’s Baikunthpur, Chhattisgarh, have sought help from the administration for the treatment of their wards. Both the children suffer from severe physical disability. Because of their disability, the children–one girl and second a boy–are unable to walk on their own. Source : http://www.oneindia.com/india/help-this-chhattisgarh-couple-treat-their-two-disabled-child-2466116.html