Team India at 9th International Abilympics 2016Team India at 9th International Abilympics 2016Team India at 9th International Abilympics 2016Team India at 9th International Abilympics 2016Team India at 9th International Abilympics 2016
Team India at 9th International Abilympics 2016
Team India at 9th International Abilympics 2016
Team India at 9th International Abilympics 2016
Team India at 9th International Abilympics 2016
Team India at 9th International Abilympics 2016

Welcome to National Abilympic Association of India

Abilympic are vocational skill competitions for persons with disabilities to enable them to showcase and enhance their talent.  Abilympic empower the contestants and help create public awareness about their abilities.

The National Abilympic Association of India was formed in May 2001 at the behest of the Minitrsies of Social Justice & Empowerment and Human Resource Development, Government of India to serve as a nodal agency to formulate, initiate and implement  policies to propogate Abilympics in the country. The registered office is located at  Amar  Jyoti  Charitable Trust, Karkar Dooma, Vikas Marg, Delhi - 110092 and is guided by a Governing Body.  It operates through five zones in the country and has at present 11 Zonal Vice Presidents.  All the zonal vice presidents are associated with local NGOs with requisite infrastructure in the disability sector.  The VPs organize District level abilympics in their zone with the help of NGOs, district administrations and other agencies to spread the abilympic movement in the country.

9th International Abilympics, Bordeaux, France 2016

A 30 member Indian contingent from National Abilympic Association of India (NAAI) consisting of 19 contestants, 2 International Judges and 9 officials , escorts & sign language interpreter participated in the 9th International Abilympics held in Bordeaux , France from March 22-27, 2016. The contestants were selected based on Skill Evaluation of the all the gold medal winners of the 4th National Abilympics. International Abilympics is the world’s largest skills competition featuring persons with disabilities. Over 500 contestants from 35 countries, 215 Judges, 194 interpreters, 194 assistants, 184 officials, 162 observers, 600 volunteers and more than 100 business partners participated in the event.  A total of 49 skill events  were organised.  The events were witnessed by over 60000 visitors.

Indian contestants took part in 19 contests.  The disabled contestants displayed a very high level of professional skills in the events.  India won one silver medal in Creating Web Pages (Mr. Rajneesh Agrawal, Jabalpur), one bronze medal in Embroidery (Md. Sikander Shaikh, Mumbai) and one Certificate of Excellence in Photography – Outdoor (Mr. P Saikrishnan, Chennai).

Congratulations to all of them 

The visit provided an opportunity and exposure to the contestants to the latest trends in technology.  They have all returned with a resolve to further improve their skills and make the country proud in future.

The participation in the international event was facilitated by generous support from The hans Foundation ; Oriental Insurance Co. Ltd.; Blind Peoples’ Association, Ahmedabad ; Disable Welfare Trust of  India, Surat ; Sarojini Trilok Nath Trust, Delhi ; PRJ, Pune , Samanvay Seva Kendra, Jabalpur ; Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust, Delhi and a number of other organisations and individual philanthropists.  The participation in International Abilympics provided an exposure to the participants to the latest technologies and helped to motivate them to work harder to improve their skills.

During the above  period, Dr. Uma Tuli, Secretary General NAAI was elected as a member of the Executive Committee of International Abilympic Federation.  This is an honour to the country.  

Abilympics are vocational skill competitions for persons with disabilities to enable them to showcase and enhance their talent.  Abilympics empower the contestants and help create public awareness about their abilities. 

The National Abilympic Association of India was formed in May 2001 at the behest of the Minitrsies of Social Justice & Empowerment and Human Resource Development, Government of India to serve as a nodal agency to formulate, initiate and implement  policies to propogate Abilympics in the country. The registered office is located at  Amar  Jyoti  Charitable Trust, Karkar Dooma, Vikas Marg, Delhi - 110092 and is guided by a Governing Body.  It operates through five zones in the country and has at present 11 Zonal Vice Presidents.  All the zonal vice presidents are associated with local NGOs with requisite infrastructure in the disability sector.  The VPs organize District level abilympics in their zone with the help of NGOs, district administrations and other agencies to spread the abilympic movement in the country.

The Mission of National Abilympic Association of India is to create public awareness and nurture the productive talents of persons with disabilities by providing them opportunities to acquire and enhance their vocational skills to achieve economic independence.

The main aims & objectives of NAAI are :

  • To formulate, initiate and implement policies to propagate Abilympics – the Olympics of abilities -  in the country.

  • To promote and organize State/District, Regional, National and International meets and competitions in vocational and leisure and living skills.

  • To empower persons with disabilities for economic independence.

  • To provide exposure and opportunity to persons with disabilities to share and learn latest technological developments in various vocational / leisure and living fields.

Aims :

  • Raise awareness of disabilities among global public

  • Promote broad participation

  • Create more participation opportunities

  • Enjoyable / festive events

 

Dr. Uma Tuli, Secretary General, NAAI has been elected as a Member of the International Abilympic Federation Executive Committee for the term 2007 -11