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Volume 2 Issue 12

June 15, 2004

Feature


  • Campaign of equals
    India is not the only country in the world where disabled people have had to fight long and hard to assure themselves of the rights that most people take for granted.

News


  • Finance minister meets disability group
    A high-level delegation from the disability sector met Finance Minister P.Chdambaram, who has assured them of looking into how the private sector could be encouraged to employ more disabled people.
  • Disabled torch bearers show Olympic spirit
    Delhi was the scene for a great celebration on June 10 as the Olympic Flame passed through the city on its global relay to herald the 2004 Olympics to be held in Athens this summer.
  • NCPEDP awards deadline approaches
    National Centre for the Promotion of Employment of Disabled People has been offering scholarships to students since 1998. It is gearing up to award more scholarships this year than ever before.
  • Equality issues in the UK
    Scope, the UK's leading national disability organisation, launched its Time To Get Equal campaign this month. It is fighting to end discrimination and prejudice against the UK's 10 million disabled people.
  • Bangalore offers rehab courses at a distance
    In collaboration with the Rehabilitation Council of India, Bangalore University is to begin offering post-graduate diploma, diploma and certificate courses in the field of Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR).
  • Disability features in President's address
    The newly elected Congress government laid out its main concerns and ambitions in the Presidents Address to the nation. It was heartening to see that disability merited a mention alongside the more usual topics such as the economy, taxation and public spending.
  • DU access still a problem
    Delhi University has seen a huge increase in admission numbers for disabled people. But life will not be easy for any of these disabled students -- the university still has few facilities to cater for their needs.