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30 govt bldgs to be accessible for PwDs

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 10:36 -- geeta.nair

Panaji: The government has begun working towards making 30 government buildings fully accessible for persons with disabilities (PwDs) under phase one of the Accessible India Campaign.
A tender has been floated by the public works department (PWD) for the work and a review meeting chaired by social welfare secretary, Arun Kumar Mishra was held on Wednesday to gauge the progress.

For this Kerala woman, there are no 'blind' sides

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 10:36 -- geeta.nair

KOCHI: The life of Saly KP, 58, a blind woman from Ernakulam is quite inspiring. When her husband suffered a stroke and went into a coma, she was forced to take care of her entire family, which includes two daughters. But fate didn’t stop with its cruelty there. Soon, Saly became partially blind, and eventually, she lost her eyesight completely. But she didn’t flinch or give up. She started indulging in palliative care and caring for those in need, free of cost. The state vice-president of National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is still ready to offer help to anyone who needs it.

How this visually impaired woman is empowering blind children to pursue education in STEM fields

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 11:18 -- geeta.nair

After topping all her classes in school and college, Vidhya Y was not offered a job on account of her blindness. She is now enabling children with visual impairments to receive a STEM education through her non-profit, Vision Empower.

Heritage walk for visually challenged students in Dehradun

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 10:52 -- geeta.nair

DEHRADUN: Citizens group 'Been There Doon That (BTDT)'  organised a heritage and nature walk for students of   National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with  Visual Disabilities (NIEPVD) and Bajaj Institute of Learning  (BIL). The walk was held at the campus of the Wildlife  Institute of India (WII) at Chandrabani to mark  International Biodiversity Day on Sunday.

Dr. Virendra Kumar To Inaugurate The Services Of CRC- Shillong For Skill Development, Rehabilitation And Empowerment Of The Persons With Disabilities (PwDs) On 17thMay 2022

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 10:23 -- geeta.nair

Union Minister for Social Justice & EmpowermentDr.Virendra Kumar will inaugurate the services of Composite Regional Centre(CRC) for Skill Development, Rehabilitation and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) at Shillong, Meghalaya on 17th May 2022.

Union Minister of State for Social Justice & EmpowermentKm.Pratima Bhowmik alongwith ShiKuramen Shylla, Minister of Social Welfare, Govt. of Meghalaya, ShriVincent H Pala, M.P., Meghalaya, Smt.Mazel Ampareen Lyngdoh, MLA, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong will be present on the occasion.

4% promotion quota for staff with benchmark disabilities

Wed, 05/18/2022 - 11:42 -- geeta.nair
  NEW DELHI: The department of personnel and training (DoPT)  on Tuesday notified the policy on reservation in promotion  to persons with benchmark disabilities (PwBDs) in central  government posts, fixing 4% of total vacancies in the cadre  strength within Group C, from Group C to Group B, within  Group B and from Group B to lowest rung of Group A, for  PwBDs.

Directive to set up separate OP counter for senior citizens, disabled persons at Ernakulam General Hospital

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 10:29 -- geeta.nair

Information Commission asks Health Services Director to take immediate steps

The Kerala State Information Commission has directed the Director of Health Services to take immediate steps to set up an outpatient counter at the Ernakulam General Hospital specially for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Visually impaired put forth slew of demands.

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 10:13 -- geeta.nair

HYDERABAD: Representatives from several organisations working among the visually handicapped said the government was not involving them while making decisions regarding the visually impaired. They demanded that the blind community at large be consulted before making any decisions for their welfare.
They were speaking at a meeting of the Hyderabad unit of the All India Confederation of the Blind (AICB) with the representatives of all organisations working for the blind in the city on Saturday.

Visually impaired, but opens India’s eyes to water harvesting

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 10:34 -- geeta.nair

RAJKOT: “There is no light in my eyes but I have the spark that can ignite the life of our next generation.” Meet 60-year-old Mahendrasinh Zala of Rajkot who hooked a curveball that life threw at him right out of his boundary, and how.
While he had to hang his boots early on from his government job after losing 90 percent of his eyesight, Zala did not lose his vision — of mitigating the annual water scarcity problems he faced.

Mysuru school offers free schooling to visually impaired girls

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 10:51 -- geeta.nair

Ranga Rao Memorial School for Differently Abled (RMSD) has started the admission procedure for the current year. The school, run by Vasu Agarbatti Ranga Rao Memorial Trust and supported by NR Foundation, has invited applications from visually impaired girl students for Class 1 to 10 from across Karnataka for admission in the 2022-23 academic session.

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