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Covid19 – Initiatives of Sangati

These are tough times. Especially for senior citizens and persons with disability. How do they get essentials; medicines, milk, bread, vegetables, someone to talk, take them to hospital. We, in Sangati Foundation have always believed in the power of collaboration and ability of a strong community. In these times of lockdown and social distancing, we …

Covid 19 – Initiatives of Sangati

These are tough times and many of us are feeling puzzled, worried, scared, depressed, uncertain, anxious, helpless and/or defenseless. Of course, we have learnt most of what we know through social media but it may and is leading to even more questions and doubts. The difficulties are compounded for persons with disability and senior citizens. …

Sneha Bhattacharjee believes disability is not a barrier to dreaming big

Sneha Bhattacharjee, a 13 year old girl from Tripura is hearing and speech impaired. But this youngster has beaten her disability to make her mark already. Sneha, who is studying in class 4 at a mainstream school, has reached at position number 5 in her class. She is also an ardent artist who has won …

8 Powerpuff Girls Who Prove That As Women Working Together, We’re An Unstoppable Force

These 8 amazing women are pushing for change in their unique ways through sisterhood, because we are all in it together. Together, we can and we will. #IWD2020 #EachForEqual It is often said a woman is a woman’s worst enemy. Not only is this a redundant cliché in today’s times, it is also a classic patriarchal statement …

Black Engineer Invents Gloves That Turn Sign Language into Audible Speech

Black Engineer Invents Gloves That Turn Sign Language into Audible Speech Roy Allela, a 25-year old engineer and inventor from Kenya, has found the ultimate solution to bridging the communication barrier between deaf and hearing people. He has invented the Sign-IO gloves that can translate signed hand movements to audible speech so deaf people can …

World Day of Social Justice 2020: The story of 5 amazing individuals

It’s World Day of Social Justice on February 20. We celebrate the heroes who have courageously knocked down the discriminatory barrier of disability  Specially abled IAS officer IRA Singhal at DMRC Children Home, Salaam Baalak Trust, New Delhi, India. (Manoj Verma/ Hindustan Times)       Someone said that the human spirit is one of ability, perseverance …

Finally, Marina Beach to get disabled-friendly

CHENNAI: Marina is all set to turn disabled-friendly as the Greater Chennai Corporation has received the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance to build walkways, a proposal that was pending for a long time. An expert appraisal committee of the Union Environment Ministry approved the project in its meeting on January 27. The walkways will be …

Gurugram teen bags two silvers at Special Olympics in Sweden

It was a golden day for city teenager Rachna Singh, who bagged two silver medals at the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020 after having spent just four years in the rink. She stood second in the 111m and 222m short-speed skating events, held from February 1-4 in Ostersund, Sweden. The dyslexic teenager was among …

DEPwD organises visit of 14 youths with disabilities to experience accessible tourism at Statue of Unity in Gujarat

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment organised a visit of 14 youths with disabilities from all over India, to experience accessible tourism, at the Statue of Unity, in Vadodara, Gujarat today. This visit is being organised under the Accessible India campaign of this Department that …

How Technology Is Powering Sustainable Public Toilets In Telangana

Focused on changing the poor perception of Indian public toilets in India, Loocafe is Asia’s first free to use luxury public toilet, powered by technology. The startup was established in 2016. Speaking about his journey Abhishek Nath, Managing Director & CEO, Ixora Corporate Services says, “We started as a team of professionals, who have spent …