[AI] Fw: India: New career options for visually challenged.

Subramani L lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Mon Aug 6 01:35:59 EDT 2007


In the pressure to get news, certain news channel correspondents do
indulge in this sort of things. Kanchan, I feel we need the courts to
get some regulations in place regarding the activities of news
gatherers, and should stop them from creating rather than reporting
news. 

Subramani

-----Original Message-----
From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of pamnani
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 5:25 AM
To: malhotravipin at yahoo.com; accessindia at accessindia.org.in
Subject: Re: [AI] Fw: India: New career options for visually challenged.

Hi good move but I dont know whether the CCD has any powers to deal with

this situation. Lets see......
Anyway it does not take away from my earlier email that it is time for
us to 
do somethingand especially those who are physically nearer the
situation. 
Also the ground reality is that we cant do much after an incident has
taken 
place but we can do something to prevent future reoccurances.
Kanchan
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dr. Vipin Malhotra" <malhotravipin at yahoo.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2007 05:07
Subject: Re: [AI] Fw: India: New career options for visually challenged.


> Friday, August 3 2007
>
> Dr. Manoj Kumar
>
> Chief Commissioner Disabilities.
>
> GOVT of India, New Delhi.
>
> Dear Dr. Manoj Kumar,
>
> Sub- Petition under PD Act 1995 for appropriate and
> immediate action.
>
> I Victor John Cordeiro,   hereby file this petition to
> you under Persons
> With Disabilities Act 1995 with regard to the most
> unfortunate, shocking,
> deadly,
> brutal and inhuman incident which instigated 11
> Disabled People to commit
> suicide and which led to the very unfortunate death of
> 5 disabled people.  I
> would like to bring the following detailed news to
> your kind attention  so
> that you can initiate appropriate and immediate action
> about to make justice
> to the victims of this unfortunate and barbaric
> incident.
>
> This incident cannot be ignored and violation of human
> rights of people with
> disabilities cannot be excused any more.
>
> Herewith I am attaching the following note reported by
> news  for your kind
> perusal and action.
>
> Look forward for prompt and positive response.
>
> Thank you very much in anticipation for your
> appropriate and timely action.
>
> With warm regards,
>
> Victor.
>
> Police probe TV channels' role in death by poison of
> five protestors
>
>
http://in.rd.yahoo.com/expressnews/SIG=11738n0j1/**http%3A%2F%2Fwww.expr
essindia.com%2F
>
> By IE
>
> Thursday August 2, 02:20 AM
>
> Amid police claims of a media-instigated
> self-poisoning, three more of the
> 11 disabled people who were hospitalised yesterday in
> Varanasi after
> allegedly
>
> consuming a substance died today, taking the number of
> dead to five. Five
> other are recovering while one Rajesh Chaurasia is
> battling for his life at
> the
>
> BHU Hospital here.
>
> Varanasi police today arrested two persons - Namo
> Upadhyay and Ravi Nath
> alias Ravinder Nath - on the charge of providing
> poison, and said TV
> channels Star
>
> News and IBN7 are being probed for their role in the
> incident. Both the
> channels have also been named in the FIR lodged with
> Laksha police station.
>
> The five dead have been identified as Rajesh,
> Tribhuvan, Mangaroo, Guru Deo
> and Ram Chandra.
>
> The 11 shop owners allegedly consumed a poisonous
> substance in Gurubagh area
> of Varanasi on Tuesday in an apparent suicide attempt.
> Fear of losing their
>
> makeshift kisoks to an ongoing anti-encroachment drive
> by the municipal
> corporation was said to be the reason but the local
> police chief, S P
> Shirodkar,
>
> told The Indian Express that the incident might have
> been instigated by
> reporters of the two news channels.
>
> Shirodkar, who is Varanasi's Senior Superintendent of
> Police, said the
> police had registered an FIR on the basis of a
> complaint lodged by one Ram
> Lal Kesari.
>
> The FIR says one tablet each was given to all the
> physically challenged
> persons who had gathered at a spot in Gurubagh area to
> protest the
> anti-encroachment
>
> drive.
>
> Shirodkar had earlier told Express that the
> shopkeepers were told they were
> consuming a mild intoxicant and were assured of wide
> media coverage. "They
> were
>
> also told that they would be unconscious for just
> three to four hours," he
> said.
>
> District Magistrate Ms Veena told Express the police
> are examining the role
> of both channels in this episode. "They have live
> footage of the incident.
> One
>
> member of the channel team is a relative of one
> arrested person," she said.
>
> The victims undergoing treatment at the BHU hospital
> today backed
> Shirodkar's version of what happened yesterday. They
> told Express they had
> consumed the
>
> tablets thinking it was a medicine to make them
> unconscious for a few hours.
> "I though the tablet was a sedative... I have five
> daughters. My good friend
>
> Tribhuvan died today," said Muhhammed Nasik, a
> physically challenged person.
>
> Khalidur Rahman is not even a kiosk owner. "I am a
> beggar. But I enjoyed the
> company of kisok owners," Rahman, who is disabled in
> both his legs, said.
> Asked
>
> about his decision to swallow the tablet, Rehman said:
> "One person persuaded
> me to consume the tablet, saying it would prompt the
> government to give me
>
> money."
>
> Meanwhile, Star News correspondent Pankaj Srivastava
> said the administration
> was framing his channel. "Everyone knew for the last
> two days that they
> would
>
> be committing suicide. I cannot understand why only we
> are being named when
> many more people were present at the spot," Srivastava
> said in Lucknow.
>
> Star News correspondent in Varanasi, Shailesh, said:
> "Our only fault is that
> we reached the spot early and informed senior police
> officers about it."
>
> The state bureau chief of IBN7, Abhishek Upadhyaya,
> said, "It is wrong to
> frame any correspondent in this case. Victims had sent
> letters to all
> district
>
> chiefs of police and administration and everyone was
> aware of their plans."
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "pamnani" <kanchanpamnani at hotmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 5:35 AM
> Subject: Re: [AI] Fw: India: New career options for
> visually challenged.
>
>
>> Dr.u.n.sinha narain
>>
>> I believe that you are in Uttar Pradesh kindly check
> out the real reasons
>> for the problem at Varanasi and see how you can help
> rehabilitate these
>> people if you have not already done so.
>>
>> Organisations can do something but we as individuals
> also have a
>> responsibility. Lets not forget this before pointing
> fingers at others.
>> Also it is training  in massage therepy and other
> professions that have
>> stopped such incidents from happening  regularly and
> all over the country.
>>
>> Correct me if I am wrong but I am told that Varanasi
> does not have any
>> training or other facilities for the Visually
> challenged why do you not
>> organise with the help of others from Uttar Pradesh
> some regular training,
>> rehabilitation courses, personality development and
> courses on rights.
>> Kochi
>> is doing it regularly and systematically.I am sure
> the rest of us will be
>> happy to share our expertise if you need it.
>>
>> There are many miles to go for an equal society and
> we need to take the
>> steps. No point in sitting at your desk and writing
> emails if you cant
>> back
>> it up with action.
>> Let us know on the list if anything is being done in
> Varanasi.
>> Kanchan
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Subramani L" <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in>
>> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 11:05
>> Subject: Re: [AI] Fw: India: New career options for
> visually challenged.
>>
>>
>>> What has this got to do with NGO's? IF you are
> suggesting that situation
>>> is not so good as it is widely reported, I would
> agree, but you can't
>>> hold Ngo's responsible for people committing
> suicide out of desperation
>>> or for the unhelpful administrations.
>>>
>>> Subramani
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On
> Behalf Of
>>> dr.u.n.sinha narain
>>> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 12:35 AM
>>> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>>> Subject: Re: [AI] Fw: India: New career options for
> visually challenged.
>>>
>>> dear list members,
>>> it is a congratulating work for associations
> working in India that 13
>>> physically challenged in Benaras took poison and
> out of four
>>> reportedly died and rest are struggling for their
> lives in hospital
>>> while rest are struggling for life as government
> ordered to remove
>>> their vending shops at varanasi; reported by
> Hindustan Hindi August 1,
>>> 2007 and it is also reported that u.p.
> administration is making
>>> eligation for this kind of provocation on their
> leaders and media;
>>> reports Ndtv August 2 2007.
>>> ______
>>> truly new opportunities are comming for handicaps
> since disability law
>>> enacted by parliament in this way. congratulations
> for all the
>>> associations related to disabled
>>>
>>> On 7/30/07, Pradeep banakar
> <pradeep_banakar at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "BlindNews Mailing List"
> <blindnews at blindprogramming.com>
>>>> To: "Blind News" <BlindNews at blindprogramming.com>
>>>> Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 10:38 AM
>>>> Subject: India: New career options for visually
> challenged.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> >
>>>> > India:  New career options for visually
> challenged.
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > Economic Times - India
>>>> > 23 Jul, 2007.
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> > NEW DELHI: With beauty and personal care sector
> coming up as one of
>>> the
>>>> > fastest-growing in India, it is also offering a
> chance for the
>>> visually
>>>> > impaired
>>>> > to break the traditional mould and look for new
> career
>>> opportunities.
>>>> >
>>>> > Some 50 visually challenged people have
> undergone training in
>>> therapeutic
>>>> > massage since the Blind Relief Association, New
> Delhi, started a
>>> course in
>>>> > collaboration
>>>> > with the Vandana Luthra Curls and Curves (VLCC)
> Institute three
>>> years ago.
>>>> >
>>>> > "It is a vocational course mainly aimed at
> imparting scientific
>>> training
>>>> > to
>>>> > the blind in massaging and body therapy
> techniques to help them
>>> become
>>>> > self-reliant,"
>>>> > says A David, the project manager of the
> Association who designed
>>> the
>>>> > course, open for both men and women who passed
> eighth standard with
>>>> > science
>>>> > as one
>>>> > of the subjects.
>>>> >
>>>> > Covering relaxation and therapeutic massage,
> pressure point massage
>>> and
>>>> > aromatherapy, the three-month course is
> recognised by the VLCC,
>>> which
>>>> > imparts training
>>>> > to the instructors and awards certificate to the
> students.
>>>> >
>>>> > Four batches have passed out since the course
> was started in 2004,
>>> and
>>>> > while
>>>> > some 15 visually impaired students are working
> independently,
>>> several have
>>>> > opened their own massage parlours, providing
> jobs to others, says
>>> Rampal
>>>> > Singh, who is working as an instructor. The
> Association is also
>>> providing
>>>> > self-employment
>>>> > and placement assistance.
>>>> >
>>>> > "We are imparting the training free of cost to
> equip the visually
>>>> > challenged
>>>> > to make a career for themselves," Yogesh Sethi,
> the CEO of VLCC
>>> Health
>>>> > Care
>>>> > Ltd, says.
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>
>
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/News_By_Industry/New_career_opt
>>>
> ions_for_visually_challenged/articleshow/2226470.cms
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
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