Get-hooked November 28, 2020
Tributes paid to Rajesh Sharma who enabled PwD to drive & other trending stories on Newz Hook – 23 to 27 November
Plenty of happenings in the disability space this week and here’s a round up of all the stories that were most shared and liked by our readers.
Jaipur auto mechanic Rajesh Sharma touched the lives of many people with disabilities. Sharmaji, as he was popularly called, died a few weeks ago after he contracted contracted coronavirus. He modified over 3,000 cars making it easier for people with disabilities to drive.
The ongoing pandemic has affected students with disabilities and their parents in Kerala who were already struggling with many other issues. Lack of monetary benefits from concerned departments are now adding to their woes.
Father Stan Swamy, the 83-year-old tribal activist, will have to wait until 4 December ti find out if he can get a straw and sipper in jail. He has Parkinson’s disease and has lost most of his hearing. Despite numerous appeals by disability rights groups, he continues to be denied access to accommodations guaranteed under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016.
Our November campaign comes to an end this week. We focused on children with disabilities through the month. The last story on #FutureChamps was on 11-year-old Ayman Shakkeem from Kochi.
And finally Chennai-based HashHackCode started by Manu Sekar is teaching coding to youth with disabilities in India and outside.
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