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The Blind School Diwali Mela

The Blind school Diwali mela is a huge source of funds for the school but since it is not happening this year, they are struggling. Please help by buying their very well known and popular candles and paper products from this catalogue. All purchase details are clearly mentioned in the last page. Please also share …

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Blindfold Chess Workshop

Chronic Pain: Its Physcological Impact and Coping Mechanisms

Chronic Pain: Its Physcological Impact and Coping Mechanisms Date/Time Date(s) – 01/09/2020 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Categories Webinar Speaker : Dr Anubha Mahajan

IIT-Patna students develop app for kids with autism called Shabd

Three Indian Institute of Technology-Patna students have launched an app for children with autism called Shabd – Voice of the Extraordinary. The students say their app will offer features that are not found in other commonly available apps for children on the autism spectrum. Inspired by the Avaz App for Communication, Anmol Chaddha, Aman Jee and Amish Mittal, students …

When the going gets tough, Purna Sunthari Murugesan, visually impaired UPSC rank holder, gets going!

25-year-old Purna Sunthari Murugesan from Madurai got the 286th rank in civil services exams for which the results were out a couple of weeks back. Purna, who is visually-impaired, thanks her parents and teachers for supporting her throughout her journey. In ‘My Take’ this week, Purna talks to Newz Hook about her upcoming plans. I …

Disability Certification

As per new Delhi Govt order, following hospitals would have jurisdiction for issuance of certificate of disability under the RPDA. Earlier it was based on applicant’s district of residence only. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital Hindu Rao Hospital Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital Institute of Human Behaviour and …

Disabilities Act: Roll Back of Amendment is a Big Victory for Community

United protests forced the government to withdraw the proposal to decriminalise ‘minor offences’ within a week. But, the campaign for disability rights needs to be intensified. Coming from a nondescript village in rural Chhattisgarh, poverty and destitution forced Shakeel, who is in his early 20s, to migrate to Delhi. Though not having much of an …

I decide my fate and attitude says Anoop Sahadevan, who has Brittle Bone Disease

34-year-old Anoop Sahadevan owns a grocery store at Mavelikkara, Kerala. He was diagnosed with Brittle Bone Disease soon after birth. In our My Take for the week, Anoop talks about the various hardships he had to overcome to lead the life he does. I was born at Mavelikkara, a small town in Kerala. I was …

Disabled are entitled to same benefits of SC/ST quota: Supreme Court

Upholding HC decision, Bench says they are also socially backward The Supreme Court, in a significant decision, confirmed that persons suffering from disabilities are also socially backward and entitled to the same benefits of relaxation as Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates in public employment and education. A three-judge Bench led by Justice Rohinton Nariman upheld a …