Suvarna Raj: para-athlete who slept on train floor has won NCPEDP-MUDA award

Para-athlete Suvarna Raj has been selected for the prestigious National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP)-Mphasis Universal Design Award (MUDA) for 2017. The award comes close on the heels of a headlines-hogging incident in June in which she was forced to sleep on the floor of a long-distance train. Suvarna (34) hails from… Read More Suvarna Raj: para-athlete who slept on train floor has won NCPEDP-MUDA award

Para-athlete who slept on train floor to get top NCPEDP-MUDA award

MUMBAI: Acclaimed para-athlete Suvarna Raj — who made headlines in June after she was forced to sleep on the floor of a long-distance train — has been selected for the prestigious NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award for 2017, an official said here on Wednesday. Suvarna, 34, hailing from Nagpur and settled in New Delhi after marriage,… Read More Para-athlete who slept on train floor to get top NCPEDP-MUDA award

People of all faiths stand together for disabled people

Nagpur: With an aim to mobilize various communities to help bring disabled people on par with the society the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) organized a three-day Interfaith Round Table conference on disability. The programme was held at St Vincent Palloti School, Gorewada Ring Road on Monday. Vice-chancellor of Nagpur University SP Kane,… Read More People of all faiths stand together for disabled people

Disabilities in India: a ministry challenges social stigma

India (MNN) – The most recent data from the World Health Organization estimates that just over 2% of India’s population is disabled. Despite the fact that this number would rival the population of Mozambique, many people believe the number of cases to be much higher.  Some estimates would put the number closer to the population of the Philippines, the 12th most… Read More Disabilities in India: a ministry challenges social stigma

16-year-old golfer Diksha Dagar with hearing disability wins silver at Deaflympics

Diksha was introduced to golf by her father Col. Narinder Dagar and it didn’t take her long to clinch the junior’s number 1 title in the country in the amateur ranks. Her brother Yogesh Dagar, who also has a hearing disability since birth, participated in the competitions but couldn’t not qualify for the Deaflympics. Source… Read More 16-year-old golfer Diksha Dagar with hearing disability wins silver at Deaflympics