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Express Impact: Gloom seems to end for Blind cricket champ Naresh Tumda as Gujarat government intervenes

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 11:24 -- geeta.nair

MUMBAI:  A day after The New Indian Express detailed the travails of Naresh Tumda, who was part of the Blind Cricket Team that lifted the 2018 World Cup by trouncing Pakistan in the final, help started pouring in for the visually impaired cricketer on Tuesday.

Naresh Tumda reportedly received a phone call from the Gujarat government, offering a job in the next two three days.

Besides, he was approached by Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar’s Champs Foundation and actor Sonu Sood’s office.

Meet visually impaired siblings who sell homemade foods

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 10:32 -- geeta.nair

KARACHI: Ali Khan Tareen and Fizza Hussain, who are visually impaired siblings, have converted their disability into an opportunity. They are inspiring other differently-abled people to follow their passion.

The siblings, who hail from Karachi, have started selling homemade traditional and fast food. “Being disabled does not mean you should stop achieving your dreams,” Fizza Hussain said while talking to M.M News.  

Chandigarh colleges likely to reopen on August 20

Thu, 08/05/2021 - 10:27 -- geeta.nair

Deepankar Sharda

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 3

A detailed order meant for reopening of local colleges and universities will be issued on Friday, stated the office of the Director, Higher Education.

The colleges and universities are expected to open on August 20. “Detailed orders will be issued by Friday,” said Rubinderjit Singh Brar, Director, Higher Education.

Chandigarh: Visually impaired girl shows the way with 95.4%

Thu, 08/05/2021 - 10:14 -- geeta.nair

Harkanwar Kaur

Chandigarh, August 3

Gaganjot Kaur, a student of Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, scored 95.4 per cent in her Class X exams, the results for which were declared by the CBSE on Tuesday.

With her determination Gaganjot showed that being visually impaired was no hurdle in achieving her dreams. “Students need to focus on their studies to accomplish their goals,” said Gaganjot.

Delhi HC seeks details of vacancies for disabled in Civil Services Exam

Mon, 08/02/2021 - 11:20 -- geeta.nair

Quota according to RPWD Act ignored in notifying vacancies, say petitions

The Delhi High Court has asked the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to give the details of the total number of vacancies notified and reservations given in accordance with the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act for the Civil Services Exam (CSE) 2020.

Distressed blind woman denied Govt sops

Thu, 07/29/2021 - 10:48 -- geeta.nair

Life has become a hell for this ill-fated visually impaired woman as she has been finding it hard to stay afloat.

Though the Government has implemented several poverty alleviation schemes, including providing subsidised food grains under the Food Security Act to support the distressed, but she has not been able to avail the benefits as she could not have her Aadhaar number.

Delhi govt draws up home education plan for out-of-school children with special needs

Wed, 07/28/2021 - 10:37 -- geeta.nair

Five years ago when Kanta Bhardwaj, a 33-year-old resident of Hamidpur, was told that her son would never be on par with other children, she said she left the hospital feeling “hopeless.” Her eleven-year-old was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. While Bhardwaj tried to teach him alphabets and numbers in the subsequent years, she said it has been challenging for them.

Smartphones given to 210 differently abled

Fri, 07/23/2021 - 11:15 -- geeta.nair

As many as 210 differently abled persons received smartphones from the Department of Welfare of Differently Abled Persons during a special camp held at the Collectorate here on Thursday.

According to District Differently Abled Welfare Officer (DDAWO) G. Vasanth Kumar, this was the second phase of distribution under the State government scheme as around 150 differently abled beneficiaries received the smartphones during the first phase in 2020. “The distribution got delayed due to the [Assembly] election,” he said.

VV Nagar library shows vision for blind people

Wed, 07/21/2021 - 11:42 -- geeta.nair

Vadodara: Prof Prateek Ashwin Shah, a visually-impaired teacher at Sojitra college, so far used to rely on limited literature that was available in Braille language for his PhD studies.
But now, Shah who is pursuing doctoral studies in the Department of Postgraduate Business Studies, has started using a special facility that helps him not only listen to books written in any language but also translate these using the internet — all thanks to Bhaikaka Library of Vallabh Vidyanagar.

Vaccine at the doorstep

Tue, 07/20/2021 - 13:17 -- geeta.nair

Tiruchi Corporation has begun a drive to conduct inoculation of physically challenged and bedridden patients at their door-step .

A special helpline has also been set up. The move would help them and their family members protect themselves from the ill-effects of the viral infection, health officials said.

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