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Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Visits Sashakt Divyang

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment visited “Sashakt Divyang-A Unique Mega Event with Exclusive Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)” organised by Ladli foundation trust on 12 Nov. Many organisations and private institutions participated in job fair to provide suitable jobs to Divyangjans with an aim to provide equal opportunities and ..

IIT Madras launchs ‘Arise-A Standing Wheelchair’ for disabled

The IIT Madras has launched the newly designed ‘Arise-A Standing Wheelchair’ standing wheelchair for disabled at IIT Madras Research Park. The standing wheelchair is designed by TTK Center for Rehabilitation Research & Device Development (R2D2). The purpose of this wheelchair is that it will help a person in a wheelchair to stand without any help.

2019 edition of International Day of Sign Languages

The International Day of Sign Languages is observed every year on 23rd of September to raise awareness of the importance of sign language in the full realization of the human rights of people who are deaf. The theme for year 2019 is ‘Sign Language Rights for All’.

Autism awareness walk organised in Janakpuri

Autism awareness walk was organised yesterday in Janakpuri area to create awareness about autism, which is a neurodevelopment disorder that includes impairments in social interaction and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviours. The walk was organised by UDAI Working Together Works, a school for differently-abled children, where 300 students of Shankara School Noida, Amarjyoti, ..

2019 World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD)

The World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) is observed every year to raise public awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism is a brain disorder that typically affects a person’s ability to communicate with others. It generally begins in childhood and last through adulthood. The day highlights the need to help and improve the quality of ..

Assam Chief Electoral Officer launches Enajori initiative for PwD

Assam Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Sahu launched the Enajori initiative in Guwahati. It is a special initiative for persons with disabilities with an aim that ‘No Voter to be Left behind’. It is a joint initiative of CEO Assam and Social Welfare Department (SWD) with an objective to make 2019 Lok Sabha Elections accessible to ..

Centre for Disability Sports to come up in Gwalior

The Union cabinet has recently approved a proposal for setting up the Centre for Disability Sports at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh to benefit para-sports in the country. The centre will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 170.99 crore over a period of five years & will be registered under the Societies Registration Act, ..

2018 World Braille Day (WBD)

The World Braille Day (WBD) is observed every year on January 4 to remember the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille – for the people with visual disabilities. Louis Braille was born on 4th January 1809 in the town of Coupvray in northern France. At the age of just 3, he lost ..