Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/ncpedp/public_html/dnis.org/Connections/connect.php on line 15
Resource id #4 Can and able: Quiz that overcame all handicaps - Volume 1 Issue 7: Disability News and Information Service for India

News

Volume 1 Issue 7 - December 01, 2003

Can and able: Quiz that overcame all handicaps

DNIS News Network -- A quiz competition ranscended disability and brought together the physically challenged and the differently-abled together on a common platform.

It was a quiz show with a difference: One that transcended disability and brought together the physically challenged and the differently-abled together on a common platform. Focussing on teamwork rather than individual brilliance, a quiz - that saw participation from more than 20 Delhi schools - was recently organised. It had a four-member team comprising a visually impaired child, a hearing impaired child and an orthopaedically impaired child along with one non-disabled team member.

In the end, it was this quartet from JD Tytler School, New Rajendra Nagar, which emerged triumphant in enterprise and team spirit. "The school is the only one in the city that has implemented the concept of inclusive education in its true sense. In fact, of the numerous public schools participating in the quiz, JD Tytler was the only one to send a full team with all four students from their own school according to the format of the quiz. For other schools, we had to get people from special schools to complete the four-member team." pointed out George Abraham, CEO of Score Foundation, part of the Inclusion Alliance, who organised the event.

Sushant Tuli (orthopaedically impaired), Gauri Narula (hearing impaired), Lohit Gupta (visually challenged) and Shaily Massey set aside mental inhibitions and physical limitations to emerge easy winners. "We are feeling on top of the world. We had prepared for the quiz only for the past two weeks and we are taking back the trophy for the school," says Shaily.

"This is just the beginning," says Mr Abraham "Events like these are part of a campaign to demonstrate that with a little bit of sensitivity and care, people with diverse abilities can be accommodated in any ability with dignity and pride," he adds.

Logo of Disability News and Information Service (DNIS)

N.C.P.E.D.P. Logo (External Website) DNIS is produced and managed by:
National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People

Screening Guidelines to be followed by CISF Security Staff for Passengers with Disabilities at Indian Airports


Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill


Mental Health Care Bill


CRPD Monitoring Report


National Policy


20 Stories of Change(book)



Press Release




Features

Interview

News

Additional Links


Disability News and Information Service is produced and managed by:

N.C.P.E.D.P. Logo
National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (External Website)

C-43, South Extension, Part - II,
New Delhi 110 049, India
Tel: 91-11-26265647, 26265648
Fax: 91-11-26265649
E-mail: secretariat@ncpedp.org
Website: www.ncpedp.org (External Website)