Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Vadra on Saturday handed over the keys of especially designed motorised vehicles to 52 physically challenged people here under the `Access to Opportunities` programme of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu has taken up with his two ministerial colleagues the issue of implementation of three per cent reservation in government jobs for persons with disabilities.
Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its order on a plea challenging the Lt Governor`s nursery admission guidelines, which clubs disabled children with those from economically weaker groups (EWS) and seeking three per cent quota for kids with special needs.
The government on Friday gave its nod to a proposal to provide accessible mobile phones and laptops to visually impaired students and enhance income eligibility ceiling for the disabled to help them get more concession and subsidy in purchase and fittings of aids and appliances.
Superstar Salman Khan`s Being Human Foundation has joined hands with a news channel to launch Veer, a two-month-long media campaign showcasing case examples of Persons with Disabilities (PwD), who have succeeded in their endeavours on the strength of their self-belief.
A 26-year-old youth, who suffered permanent disability in a road accident involving a rashly driven truck, has been awarded a compensation of over Rs 27 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT).
The right to education is universal and must extend to all children, youth and adults, including people with disabilities, asserted Shampa Sengupta, an activist who has been striving for the issues related to disability rights.
Sai Prasad Vishwanathan, India`s first disabled skydiver who has since childhood suffered a loss of sensation in the lower half of his body, will add another feather to his cap when he goes to Antarctica in 2013.