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Pranjal Patil, first visually challenged woman IAS officer, takes over as Sub-Collector of Thiruvananthapuram

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM:, OCTOBER 14, 2019 14:52 District Collector K. Gopalakrishnan welcomes Pranjal Patil, the new Sub Collector, Thiruvananthapuram, on Monday.   | Photo Credit: S. Gopakumar The loss of vision at the age of six did not deter the youngster from Ulhasnagar,… Continue Reading →

Suicide- Myths and Facts you should know #WMHD2019 #mustshare

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A step towards life Suicide is a word loaded with the sentiments of dismay, despair and the fear of death. This often stops us from having a discussion about suicide. However, if we freely talk about it, we can surely… Continue Reading →

Urgent Appeal- Requesting Medical Help Manual Scavenger Battling for Life at Delhi Bhagya Vihar

Dear Friends, On 7th May 2019, 5 people became victims of manual scavenging in an incident which left 3 injured and 2 dead in Bhagya Vihar, Delhi. One of the injured, Sher Singh, is currently battling for his life. He… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – BMC finds several public buildings in city don’t have wheelchair ramps

Mum Judges Irked, Ask Owners To Apply Mind Mumbai: The BMC informed the Bombay high court on Monday that several buildings for public use in the city were not adhering to rules to make them accessible to the differently… Continue Reading →

Gujarat’s Right to Educational rules not disability friendly: UNESCO

A UNESCO-sponsored report has sharply criticized Gujarat for failing to be disability-friendly towards children aged 5-19. The report says that all state rules for implementing the Right to Education Act, 2006, for instance, “provide for safe transportation to and from school for… Continue Reading →

Maj D P Singh, India’s first amputee marathon runner- Decision on disability pension is demoralising

‘The effect of disability increases with age but the money remains constant … decision to tax it is demoralising’ Pension rules for armed forces personnel entitle them to two kinds of disability pension based on the cause of disability. Disability… Continue Reading →

India – Union Budget 2019: Disabled Totally Neglected

The National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD) d The NPRD expresses its complete disenchantment with the 2019-20 budget. It is a total let down as far as the disabled community in the country are concerned. It is… Continue Reading →

Prof G. N . Saibaba facing ‘unjust punishment’: TSSU Canada

The Solidarity & Social Justice Committee (SSJC) of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) expresses our solidarity with human rights activist Dr. G.N. Saibaba. First arrested on May 9, 2014 on charges of having so-called Maoist links, Delhi University Professor… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – From A,B,C to HSC in three years

NGO helps 22 hearing-disabled students clear Class XII exams |Rahi.Gaikwad Three years ago, a team of corporate employees from Mumbai, who began their mission to train hearing-disabled students for higher education, saw their efforts bear fruit as their first batch… Continue Reading →

Autism has lived in my house for 11 years

Gopika Kapoor, a therapist with Ummeed Child Development Center, shares her personal journey as a mother raising a child with this condition | In her rather heartfelt essay, Welcome to Holland, author Emma Kingsley compares raising a child with a disability… Continue Reading →

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