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Why the RPWD matters to me

I, as a person with disability, want to live not merely exist. I know I can, I am able - I just need a strong legislation to protect me and to ensure that I'm able to live my dreams and to do the things that everyone else does.

I have no idea what the future holds and what the opportunities are going to be, but that's exactly why the Bill must be passed.

I am part of the community and I have a right to everything the community has to offer. The RPWD says I am out there and I have the right - it forces my community, my state and my nation to be aware that I belong.

This is especially desperately needed in my home state Nagaland.This is why the RPWD Bill matters to me. I want to live, not merely exist!

About the Writer

Diethono Nakhro heads the Connect Ability Network in Nagaland

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