EKAM Fest

News:Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment has inaugurated the week long Exhibition-cum-Fair “EKAM Fest” in New Delhi. Facts: About EKAM Fest: The word Ekam stands for Entrepreneurship, Knowledge, Awareness, Marketing.It also represents inclusiveness, oneness and unity. Aim:To a) promote entrepreneurship and knowledge among the Divyangjan/Persons with disabilities(PwDs) community b) generate awareness among society about… Continue reading EKAM Fest

San-Sadhan’ Hackathon

The government has invited applications for its latest initiative under the Swachh Bharat Mission called the ‘San-Sadhan’ Hackathon, The initiative aims to ease the lives of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) by making toilets smarter, more accessible and easier to use. The initiative is being organized jointly by the Ministry of Jal Shakti and the Department… Continue reading San-Sadhan’ Hackathon

Accessible Elections; a successful endeavor of Election Commission of India during Lok Sabha Election 2019

Election commission of India’s motto of ‘Accessible Elections’ was successful in making the India’s elections inclusive and participative for all. EC had used several key initiatives such as electors with disabilities and senior citizens were mapped polling station wise to provide them targeted and need based assistance on the day of poll. During the election,all… Continue reading Accessible Elections; a successful endeavor of Election Commission of India during Lok Sabha Election 2019

Japan apologises to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress

Japan’s government has issued an apology and awarded compensation under a redress legislation to thousands of people with disabilities who were forcibly sterilised under the now defunct Eugenics Protection Law. Eugenics Protection Law was enacted in 1948 and was in place until 1996. The law aimed to prevent the birth of poor-quality descendants. The law… Continue reading Japan apologises to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress