One of the world's fiercest, most passionate advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 4th, 2018.
Javed Abidi was the Honorary Director of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment Disabled People; and Global Chair of Disabled People's International. As we struggle to come to terms with the huge loss and void created by his sudden demise, let's also celebrate his life and remember him for the invaluable and unparalleled contribution that touched made to millions and millions of people with disabilities around the country and outside.
The starting days of the formation of Disability Rights Group (DRG).
Mr. AS Narayanan, President (NAD) talked about Javed Abidi’s guidance and how he was such great support to the deaf community, and teaching and leading in the space of advocacy.
There were several video messages played sent by the people who couldn’t be present at the event, among those was one from Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Hon’ble Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and tribute video by BRUT India on Mr. Javed Abidi life journey.
Above all, let us pledge to carry on his legacy. And that would perhaps be the best tribute we can pay to such an exceptional soul.