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He had a vision, but rules blinded them!

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 11:25 -- nikita.jain

A banking aspirant was made to run from pillar to post by a nationalised  bank before finally denying him the opportunity to appear for an interview for the post of a probationary officer.

The candidate, a visually-impaired student, had competed with lakhs of other students to clear the written examination. However, he was denied an interview by the bank’s interview board saying he was not a graduate on July 1, 2013, a pre-condition to appear for the interview.

Differently abled showcase their talent

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:37 -- nikita.jain

Fancy dress, singing and dance contests provide a perfect platform

Heart-warming performances marked the cultural fest for the differently abled, organised by Joseph Eye Hospital in the city on Tuesday.

The event was organized to observe International Day of People with Disabilities. Persons in all categories of disabilities, including hearing impaired, mentally challenged, physically challenged, cerebral palsy, autism, learning disorder, and visually impaired, participated in the competitions.

Beacons of light: Suma's success is a shared story

Wed, 11/27/2013 - 16:48 -- nikita.jain

A bubbly Suma cannot contain her excitement as she meets us for an interaction. In her young, dark world, meeting people is the only way she can connect to them and make friends for life. Visually impaired, 23-year-old Suma is a gutsy youngster who has overcome poverty and extreme backwardness to join the SBI family as an assistant in the complaints redressal department.

Visionary school lets kids with visual impairment catch up fast

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:43 -- deepti.gahrotra

Ebenezer School offers tailored therapy sessions and academic classes for children who are visually impaired

Many young students at schools for the visually impaired suffer delays in their development because, unlike other children, they cannot learn by imitating others.

Training the muscles and senses of these children is especially important as they will need to learn braille and keyboard skills, said Fu Ching-wah, a social worker with the Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired.

President launches book on visually disabled people

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:33 -- deepti.gahrotra

President Pranab Mukherjee launched the coffee-table book titled "The Light Within" at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday evening. The book is a compilation of awe-evoking stories of the lives of visually impaired people narrated through a mix of vivid photographs and compelling text. The book has been compiled by a photojournalist, Sipra Das.

Blindness is not a curse

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:07 -- deepti.gahrotra

“Lack of sight is not all a curse, it is the enormous capacity within us which can help us to achieve our goals,” said Mariyam Cementwala, political officer at the US embassy in New Delhi, in an address to visually challenged students at Devnar Foundation for the Blind here on Thursday.

Cementwala, a visually challenged, is a foreign service officer in the political unit of the US embassy and advises the US government on strategic issues related to India.


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