Our platform aims to empower the community. It’s been two and a half years since we began our work. We are a team of young college graduates, and we organise events for disabled people, training them in creative pursuits like art, dance, music and so on. We are also going to work with disabled people in rural areas by bringing in doctors, counsellors, etc to help them lead a better lifestyle,” said Ashwini. Next month, for Disability Right Awareness Month, the team is planning to start a campaign on social media by featuring a photo-series of people with disabilities and promoting them.
For instance, a lady with muscular dystrophy on a wheelchair is talented in make-up artistry and painting. In fact, she’s going to get married in two months. “We keep hearing of so many inspirational stories like this from across the city, but people fail to notice all that. These days, pictures do the talking. So we are taking them for a professional photo shoot, make them feel amazing, and then post the stories on social media with the pictures. In fact, people from the disabled sector from other parts of India have also started reaching out to us now as they wish to be featured. We really hope this will help our bid towards making our city more inclusive,” added Ashwini.