NEW DELHI: Svayam, an NGO for disability, has launched #
Sminu Jindal, Founder, Svayam, said, “Equal opportunity can only exist with uninterrupted mobility. We have to lift all Indians and give them access to equal opportunity.”
This movement is a call to action to offer equal opportunities to all and not to only those who can reach a certain point due to lack of right infrastructure.
According to the World Bank, 1 out of 12 households in India has a disabled person, and a report released by the United Nations Population Fund and HelpAge India suggests that the number of elderly persons is expected to grow to 173 million by 2026. All household in India have pregnant mothers, elderly and children with injuries and therefore accessibility is an issue that affects all of us in our everyday lives.
“Even after three years of the announcement of the ‘Accessible India’ movement, the roads, buildings, trains, buses and stadiums are not accessible to all. Through this movement, we wish to make India sensitive towards inclusiveness and create a revolution that drives its citizens to ask for accessibility as a right”, she says