National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) organised a National Convention for Youth with Disabilities in New Delhi on 7th & 8th February, 2013.
The objective of the Convention is to reach out to young disabled people and expose them to the social sector movement of India, including disability and other allied fields. This would help us to identify and inspire the next generation leadership of not just the Indian disability sector but also those who could be agents of change in other fields. Mr. Zorin Singha, President of N.A.D. was requested to speak at one of the sessions on ‘Disability Movement in India’. He talked about the struggles of the Indian Deaf community of 18 million. He shared his testimonials and how the Deaf community is breaking the barriers slowly and steadily.
The Convention, a first of its kind, was a 2 day affair which included addresses and interactive sessions with well known voices of the social sector (including social entrepreneurs), senior leaders from the corporate world, and bureaucrats as well as politicians.
They had participation from the top universities, colleges, and other educational institutions of the country including 6 Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. This included the IITs, IIMs, other management, media and law colleges.