Estanara Magazine

Advancement of PDPI E-Newsletter

Editorial

Editorial

In Pakistan, the issue of disability has remained neglected and ignored from all aspects which includes administrative, financial and legal. Persons with disabilities (PWDs) are the most marginalized because they are ‘unseen, unheard and uncounted’ in the country. There are no serious attempts by the government to conduct a comprehensive survey to assess the problems of persons with disabilities. In …

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First Performance of “Arsh Together”

First Performance of “Arsh Together”

Arsh Together Inclusive musical group for all persons with disabilities. Estanara Group’s initiation for the empowerment of Differently Abled. The term disability relates itself to any kind of limitation within the activity capacity of an individual. Being disabled in some way is not greater than or less than equal to the term unable to do something.  Disability within an individual …

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More Than 150 PWDs Enjoyed the Trip Over the Ferry Boat

More Than 150 PWDs Enjoyed the Trip Over the Ferry Boat

Estanara Group organized a picnic for persons with disabilities on ferry boat, it’s itself a history now. First time ever in Pakistan about 150 pwds along with their families for assistance, regardless of their disability and genders were boarded on a ferry boat and took a trip in deep sea. It was also an educational trip and everybody got a …

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Another Emerging Hero ----- Muhammad Amar Khan

Another Emerging Hero ----- Muhammad Amar Khan

Amar says “I DON’T NEED LEGS TO WALK AS I HAVE GOT WINGS TO FLY” Disability is just a matter of perception; our this week young achiever is Muhammad Amar khan who is not only an example for us but also encourager to the thought that physical disability can’t stop you to be become what you determine for. Muhammad Amar …

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Guv Releases Visual Disability Resource Book

Guv Releases Visual Disability Resource Book

DEHRADUN: The Dehradun-headquartered National Institute for the Visually Handicapped (NIVH) after exhaustive research and inputs of various subject matter experts, has brought out a "visual disability resource book for teachers." The work provides information on various issues related to the visually challenged like identification and assessment of children with visual impairment, numbers and demographic characteristics of the visually impaired population …

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Kanpur Boy Arjav Beats 'Disability' to Bag 95.40%

Kanpur Boy Arjav Beats 'Disability' to Bag 95.40%

Allahabad: Among one lakh students who had cleared class XII exams conducted by the Allahabad Region of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)-2016, Arjav Jain stood out as he found a special mention from the board itself. Arjav, a student of Delhi Public School, Azad Nagar, Kanpur is visually impaired since birth and appeared in the exam with the …

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Colour-Coded Unique Disabled Identity Cards for Disabled Soon

Colour-Coded Unique Disabled Identity Cards for Disabled Soon

NEW DELHI: Now the disabled will get a colour-coded unique identity card as a legal document and for easy linkage to the government's schemes and services. The social justice ministry is all set to launch the process for registration of disabled persons on a centralised e-platform to issue Unique Disabled Identity (UDID) cards. The card will be marked by three …

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Disability not Divine, Dont Call Viklangjan as Divyangjan

Disability not Divine, Dont Call Viklangjan as Divyangjan

New Delhi, May 25 (PTI) Objecting to the use of term "divyang" to address people with disabilities, a disability rights group has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to withdraw the notification renaming viklangjan as divyangjan in Hindi nomenclature of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. According to a recent government order, the Department of Empowerment of Persons …

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Hearing Impaired Boy Braves Disability and Poverty to Emerge Successful

Hearing Impaired Boy Braves Disability and Poverty to Emerge Successful

The beige curvature of the hearing aid clutching his ear lobe bears a faint blue seal that states that the hearing aid has been given by the Tamil Nadu government free-of-cost. His eyes keenly read the lips to grasp what is being said. D. Mariappan, of Bedarahalli Government High School, has scored 375 out of 400 marks. His 85 per …

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St Stephen’s Admissions to Begin from June 1

St Stephen’s Admissions to Begin from June 1

NEW DELHI: The admission process to Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College will begin June 1 along with the university’s centralised process. The forms will be available on the college website. Starting this year, aspirants have to upload a copy of Class 12 marksheet before filling the form. The cost of application fee is Rs 100. The last day for submitting …

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Child with Disability Among Outstanding Readers

Child with Disability Among Outstanding Readers

Palestinian Mahmood Taneera, 11, with a rare genetic condition, takes part in Arab Reading Challenge Image Credit: Zarina Fernandes/ Gulf News Mahmood Taneera, 11 years-old from Palestine with his mom Hala Taneera received a certificate from all over the UAE get awarded certificates signed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE …

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Stricter Measures to Enforce Disability Law in UAE'

Stricter Measures to Enforce Disability Law in UAE'

Isphana Al Khatib, Director, Al Noor Training Centre speaks. How would you describe the current disability employment scene in the UAE? The government is definitely encouraging this issue and the UAE is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). However, considerable awareness, information and understanding needs to be disseminated to corporates and …

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London Trip Gives Zayed University Students a Fresh View of Disabled Living

London Trip Gives Zayed University Students a Fresh View of Disabled Living

LONDON// They visited plenty of the usual sights – Covent Garden, the Natural History Museum and Hyde Park – but for one group of Emirati students, seeing the opportunities for disabled people was the most exciting attraction in London. About 20 students with disabilities, accompanied by staff and volunteers from Zayed University in Dubai, spent five days on a cultural …

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Young Visually Impaired Thais Change Negative Attitudes with Classical Music

Young Visually Impaired Thais Change Negative Attitudes with Classical Music

BANGKOK – Young Thais with visual impairments and other disabilities are using the power of classical music to try to change negative attitudes towards disability in the country, an epa journalist reported. The Thai Blind Orchestra, the first of its kind in Thailand, is comprised of young musicians aged between nine and 18 years who are either blind, visually impaired …

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Dental Clinic for Patients with Disabilities Opens at Aichi Health Center

Dental Clinic for Patients with Disabilities Opens at Aichi Health Center

A man with disabilities receives dental treatment at a public health center in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture. | CHUNICHI SHIMBUN A dental clinic for people with mental and physical disabilities opened inside a health care center in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture, in April. It aims to serve patients who find it difficult to visit regular dentists. The clinic will be open once …

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Japan Inc. Giving Workers Disability Training

Japan Inc. Giving Workers Disability Training

Corporate employees take training in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward on May 10 that helps them understand how to interact with people with disabilities and the elderly. | KYODO A growing number of companies are requiring their employees to learn how to interact with the elderly and people with disabilities. In many cases, the skill set is being added to staff training …

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Disability Rights Have Long Been Bipartisan. Will Trump End That?

Disability Rights Have Long Been Bipartisan. Will Trump End That?

Standing up against Donald Trump Twenty-six years ago, a Republican president signed the bipartisan Americans with Disability Act, or the ADA. That was then. In the past year, the Republican presumptive nominee for president, Donald Trump, accused a reporter whom he had mocked of “using his disability to grandstand.” As a real estate developer, Trump’s properties have been sued several times for violating the …

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The Disabled Face Significant Obstacles to Voting in America’s Political System, Stanford Expert Finds

The Disabled Face Significant Obstacles to Voting in America’s Political System, Stanford Expert Finds

Stanford’s Rabia Belt is a legal historian whose recent scholarship focuses on disability and suffrage. (Image credit: Bruce Forrester Photography) Stanford law scholar Rabia Belt’s new research shows that millions of votes are lost because the disabled encounter inadequate accommodations at the polls and legal obstacles regarding mental health. “People with disabilities are the ticking time bomb of the electorate.” So …

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Assisted Fertility: The Challenges with Surrogacy

Assisted Fertility: The Challenges with Surrogacy

Earlier this month, just before her 50th birthday, singer, Janet Jackson, announced that she is pregnant. This is good news for Janet who has always expressed her desire to be a mother one day. To conceive at age 49 is impressive and she is very lucky. At age 49, some women are already in menopause or peri-menopause and require assistance …

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Safe Motherhood Day 2016: Eradicating Obstetric Fistula

Safe Motherhood Day 2016: Eradicating Obstetric Fistula

Motherhood is the most natural phenomenon we know, a time which is ideally associated with hope and joy. However there are thousands of women and babies who do not get to enjoy the promise of safe motherhood. Every day, almost 800 women die in pregnancy and childbirth around the world, in Bangladesh alone it is as many as 15 each …

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Trump Calls US Journalist ‘a Sleaze’ at Press Conference

Trump Calls US Journalist ‘a Sleaze’ at Press Conference

Donald Trump on Tuesday called an American journalist “a sleaze” during a combative press conference in which he defended his record on supporting veterans, saying he raised $5.6 million for charities on the campaign trail. “You’re a sleaze,” said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, pointing to a journalist who he said was from news network ABC, “because you know the …

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