Differently-abled individuals get a platform to shine through Abilympics

The Abilympics is a skill-based competition that provides a platform for the differently-abled. Organised every year, its events test competitors’ mental, physical and creative abilities. Participants get a chance to display skills at everything from computer programming to floral arrangement

Differently-abled individuals get a platform to shine through AbilympicsThis was not an ordinary classroom, nor an ordinary training centre or neither a mundane event. This was for differently-abled individuals. Working on his task of Character Designing, Kishore Mohite from Pune with hearing impairment is in the hope of winning the ICT competition. Orthopedically handicapped Anita used to work as an accountant. Today she […]

Pune: Doctor starts matrimonial website for the physically disabled

A Pune-based orthopaedic paediatrician came across several patients who had some or the other form of disability. These patients were unable to find a spouse. This prompted him to start a matrimonial website for people with physical disabilities

Pune: Doctor starts matrimonial website for the physically disabledThe website, which is called www.divyangmatrimony.in was started by Dr Sameer Desai, it aims to help people with disabilities find a partner according to their needs. “The website is free. It helps people with genetic counselling, marriage counselling, and also career counselling. Information about different disabilities is also displayed on it. When I had conducted […]

Health Ministry grants approval for medical admission under disabilities quota

The percentage of seats to be filled up by persons with disabilities has been increased from 3% to 5% in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

Health Ministry grants approval for medical admission under disabilities quotaThe Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has granted approval to amend the regulation for admission to PG medical courses in order to expand the scope of persons with disabilities getting benefit of reservation. Commenting on this decision,  Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda stated that after twenty years the Government […]