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‘Infrastructure yet to help differently-abled’

mumbai Updated: Dec 03, 2011 01:52 IST
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At the Chembur centre of the National Society for Equal Opportunities for the Handicapped (NASEOH), students will get busy packing plastic bottles from Saturday.

To commemorate the International Disability Day 2011 on Saturday, the organisation will inaugurate its water project, whereby disabled students will be involved in packaging water bottles that will be sold in the market.

“Even today, city’s infrastructure is not yet geared up for the differently-abled. By making available such projects for the students, they will be self-reliant and independent,” said Nitin Khanapurkar, honourary secretary, NASEOH. The organisation has tied up with Eureka Forbes for the water packaging unit.“We are also planning to expand the call centre facility at our centre. Currently, we have employed 70 handicapped students running the call centre,” added Khanapurkar.

Ritika Sahni, founder trustee of Trinayani, a non-profit organisation, said: “It is essential to be aware of the equipment and accessible gadgets for the differently-abled. We have organised a ‘Disability Awareness Drive’ in a mall in Goregaon, where the organisation’s trained blind therapists will also offer foot reflexology massages.”