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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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Deepa Malik

For Deepa Malik, life has never been able to pose an obstacle that could dim her spirit. Brought up in a family of Army personnel and wife to an armed forces officer, she was accustomed to overcoming challenges that the vast majority of us can’t even think of. She experienced 3 spinal surgeries and got …

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cerebral palsy

A new born always brings happiness and the lives of his parents and a feeling of contentment and peace to everyone around. But, this did not happen when Ding Ding was born. He was born with celebral palsy due to a complication during his birth. The doctors in Hubei province, China predicted at the time …

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Iftkhar Ali

The fruits are never hanging low for some people. For them, even simple acts such as getting out of the bed on their own or being able to walk the perfect way is very difficult. But those, who instead of surrendering to their misfortunes take them as a challenge and overcome their disabilities, are the …

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Individuals with intellectual disabilities have mostly faced the hostile, ignorant end of society, with few patches of empathy sewn through. But, even just empathising with the intellectually disabled may not be enough. There is much more that we can do for them. Dr. Madhumati Puri, a specialist in genetics research with All India Institute of …

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Oliver D'Souza

Oliver D’Souza, from Mumbai, has become the first ever wheelchair-bound qualified football coach in the country after earning his AIFF-D license coaching certificate and would be eligible to coach in schools and at the grassroot level. “I am very happy that I have cleared the course. It was a long wait but nevertheless a sweet …

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Mizoram, the southernmost sister of the north eastern states, saw the opening of their first deaf school in the state’s capital city Aizwal. Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh were the only two states in Northeast not to have a deaf school. But, this year, the former opened its first school for children with hearing impairment. The …

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