misterbhatt at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 02:27:28 EDT 2008
Please do forward that form at my personal ID so I too can fill up the form
with the required details to be maintained in the database.
----- Original Message -----
From: "pamnani" <pamnani at vsnl.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2008 10:10 AM
Subject: [AI] Database
> About a year ago XRCVC had emailed a form on accessindia requesting
> members to complete the same with their respective information but hardly
> any one had replied.
> I have personally taken up this project.
> For the last 2 months I have been writing to many of you personally
> requesting you to send your information in but hardly any of you have
> bothered. I had decided to ask a few members at a time so that I could
> have personal interaction and as yu do not seem to like to respond to
> general mails.
> It is shocking that you have not understood the need for a database .
> There are many reasons for wanting to have a consolidated online database
> and I will just explain a few.
> 1. When job mapping is done at companies the facilitator has an all India
> reference and it is easier to convince the companies.
> 2. When parents of visually challenged and the newly visually challenged
> visit Associations for help they are generally scared and disheartened by
> the disability. These organisations could use the database to increase the
> confidence levels. Its like when I was going blind I thought for a little
> while that I would never be able to continue with my career till I saw
> Deepak Motiwala a blind senior Solicitor doing well in his career. I was
> lucky that I did not have difficulty finding Deepak's name or address what
> would have happened had he been from another city and I hadnt been told
> about him. This database will be online and will be useful to both
> organisations working for the welfare of the visually challenged and the
> challenged themselves.
> 3. About a month ago Amar Jain had asked on accessindia, the names of
> Visually challenged lawyers. Did any of you notice that there were so many
> lawyers on and off this list but none of us could give a complete list or
> a reasonablly good list. Had this database been available this question
> would not have arisen and the replies would have been better and Amar's
> job done faster.
> 4. There was an email from Prateek agarwal regarding IT sector but he has
> not specified in what part of IT sector does he want information. The
> database would have helped him.
> 5. Last week I was fighting a case against the Maharashtra Public Services
> Commission for a totally blind candidate. Even though the question was not
> before the Court but the Court did ask casually that could a totally Blind
> person do the work of a Naib Tahsildar. Of course I said yes but had I
> known at that time that our very own Rajesh Assudani had got the
> appointment letter from the very same Commission for the post of Naib
> Tahsildar the Court would have passed the order much faster.
> I hope I have explained my case for the database and all of you will send
> in your details and especially the 75 people who have got mails on this
> issue from me. please ask your friends and do definitely make it a point
> to do it this weekend. I will not stop sending you reminders but you
> better take responsibility too.
> Thanks for reading this mail and sorry for being so direct about this
> issue. I was losing hope about ever finishing this project.
> A very big thank you to those who have filled up their details and sent
> the forms.
> Regards Kanchan
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