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In Chess parlance, Checkmate is the position in which a player’s king is in check, threatened with capture, and there is no way to remove the threat. Essentially, this means that a player has potentially lost. But, this term has transcended into routine lingo to signify ‘Defeat’. But, Chess prodigy Devanshi Rathi’s initiative Project Checkmate tries to reverse the literal effect …

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Arunima Sinha

The day her leg was amputated, Arunima Sinha took a pledge that many would find even difficult to comprehend. Her objective, from that day onwards, was not simply to prove her proficiency with a prosthetic leg, but was also to conquer the highest peak in the world – Mount Everest. The sense of accomplishment was …

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Blind athlete olympics

Marla Runyan is an American track and field athlete, road runner and marathon runner who is the first legally blind athlete to compete in the Olympics. She is a three-time national champion in the women’s 5000 meters. She also won four gold medals at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in the long jump and the 100, …

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There is this unstoppable wheel, with spokes of goodness, will power and courage in it, which spins and brings forth many characters whose stories transcend time to mark its presence. It did when it turned to show Dashrath Manjhi, the mountain man of our country, who had carved a path deep through a mountain, only …

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Kaitley

“Understanding of Mental disability is virtually non-existent. Even in the hierarchy of disability, Mental Illness gains the lowest rung. Society needs to have provisions for accommodation and adaptation for the mentally disabled.” says Ambareen Abdullah who has always loved to know people closely. Be it the days of her graduation in Psychology or the Masters …

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Lee Duck Hee

Lee Duck Hee, the 143rd best tennis player in the world, and the 2nd highest ranked professional in the 18-and-under category, was diagnosed deaf when he was only 2 years old. Instead of whining for days and staying put, his parents bravely researched for a place where he can be properly educated. The main criteria …

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Wheeliz

Charlotte de Vilmorin from Paris spent most of her life in a wheelchair, struggling to find accessibility in every nook and corner she visited. It was during such a trip to Florida that she realised it was almost impossible for people with disabilities to use public transport. This was a testament to the fact that …

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Sports play an integral role in developing a cohesiveness and mental sharpness for any individual, playing any game. Especially, for those suffering from a mental or physical disability, sports can help them in going much beyond cohesiveness and can help them in gaining a new life. Two girls, Vidushi and Kiran, from the SOS Children’s …

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Sharath Gayakwad

Sharath Gayakwad  has come a long way. From being forced into learning a life-saving skill to falling in love with that sport and earning record breaking medals for the country. Yes, Sharath became the first Indian to win six medals in a multi-disciplinary sport event at the Asian Para-games in Incheon, South Korea in 2014 …

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The day Kaustuv was born, his parents’, Kaushik & Shila Dasgupta, happiness was painfully overwhelmed by a stark shock. That day they came to know that their son was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as the brittle bone disease. A disease that can lead to bones breaking in the fashion of how easily a …

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