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01 April 2020

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Different Ability, Not Disability!

Different Ability, Not Disability!

“Difference between those who fail and those who succeed is largely perseverance. Never quit”

Nowadays, the world is changing at a very fast pace and nothing is impossible for people who want to achieve anything in life. The same goes for disabled people who feel demotivated at every point in their lives, this is an issue that mainstream media rarely acknowledges.

Addressing The Gap

Firstly, it is important to address the gap between physically challenged and physically fit people and consider the importance of being positive in life, it is the duty of physically fit people to motivate them and make them feel wanted.

There are a few steps which can be taken from our sides to comfort these people:

  • Employing disabled people
    According to NPR, fewer than 1 in 5 disabled adults are employed and they earn meager income on a daily or monthly basis. They should be given a chance to prove themselves in every sector.
  • Representation in the political sector
    These people should be given proper representation in political parties. This gives them a feeling of confidence and trust among the leaders and ensures proper representation of disabled people.
  • Enhancing skills
    Physically challenged people should be trained so that their skills can be enhanced, which will eventually give them the advantage to get a job easily.
  • Providing scholarships
    All Schools and colleges should provide scholarships to physically disabled people on the basis of their performance in academics, sports, etc.
  • Involving them in all areas
    Disabled people should be encouraged and recruited to be in all forms of work areas like Journalism, acting, sports, beauty pageants, etc.

Programmes/Schemes Introduced for Disabled People

Some of the famous schemes introduced by the government. are mentioned as follows:

  • Divyangjan Swavalamban Yojana
    Divyangjan Swavalamban Yojana Scheme is to assist the needy disabled persons by providing concessional loans for economic and overall empowerment.
  • Saksham Scholarship Scheme
    Saksham is an MHRD Scholarship Scheme being implemented by AICTE to the Students with Disabilities in Technical Education.
  • Gramin Dak Sevaks(GDS)
    Reservation for Persons with Disability in the engagement of Gramin Dak Sevaks -GDS – Indian Post- Low vision, Deaf, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victim.
  • Income Tax Deductions
    As per the Finance Act, 2018, income-tax is required to be deducted under Section 192 of the Act from income chargeable for persons with disabilities.
  • Amrit Scholarship
    The AMRIT Scholarship for Disability Studies – Social Work, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Paediatrics, Community Medicine, Economics, Management.
  • Deendayal Rehabilitation Scheme
    The approach of this Scheme is to provide financial assistance to voluntary organizations to make available the whole range of services necessary for the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities including early intervention, development of daily living skills, education, skill-development oriented towards employability, training and awareness generation.
  • ADIP Scheme
    The main objective of this scheme is to assist the needy disabled persons in procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances that can promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation, by reducing the effects of disabilities and enhance their economic potential.

As the government is doing their part by introducing these programmes and schemes, as a responsible citizen of India, it is our duty also to motivate them at every platform and to ensure equal representation of their population too!

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