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Wheelchair user who travels to inspire others with disabilities

October 20, 2017

Sunita Sancheti was only 16 years old when she lost all sensation below her waist following a spine injury due to medical negligence.

She had to drop out of college as there were no facilities at her college and awareness among her professors was low.

This made her aware of how indifferent Indians were to the needs of people with disabilities. It was when she had a chance to stay in the United Kingdom that she became aware of the possibilities for PwD to move about as freely as abled people if the right infrastructure is in place.

She works with NGOs and has travelled across 28 states and more than 40 cities across India to spread awareness about disabilities and make tourist places and universities more accessible.

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