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.

SAMARTH

NAAI participated in SAMARTH 2014 – Celebrating Diversity - an event to showcase the talent of persons with disabilities on January 15-16, 2014 at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.  The  event was was organized by the Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India.  It was inaugurated by Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson UPA.  Kumari Selja  Hon’ble Minister for Social Justice  was also present during the event.  

Demonstrations of 9 events including Mechanical Assembly, jewellery making, creating web pages, embroidery etc. were organized. A total of 24 participants along with their escorts from different parts of the country took part in the event.  

Hunnarbaaz ! Skilled to Win is a major television initiative under the Prime Minister’s Skills Mission.  The programme is being supported by National Skill Development Council of India and Ministry of Labour and Employment.  This has been planned as a  prime time reality show on grass roots skills and innovations  and is being  telecast by Doordarshan National Network.  An exclusive episode on the skills of persons with disabilities has been shot in collaboration with National Abilympic Association of India and is expected to be telecast soon as a part of the 40 – episode serial.

Hunnarbaaz ! Skilled to Win is a major television initiative under the Prime Minister’s Skills Mission.  The programme is being supported by National Skill Development Council of India and Ministry of Labour and Employment.  This has been planned as a  prime time reality show on grass roots skills and innovations  and is being  telecast by Doordarshan National Network.  An exclusive episode on the skills of persons with disabilities has been shot in collaboration with National Abilympic Association of India and is expected to be telecast soon as a part of the 40 – episode serial.

Regional Abilympics

It is proposed to hold the Regional Abilympics in different parts of the country with support from Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment , Government of India.  The schedule of events is given below : 

 

SN

Zone

Organisation / State

Dates

No. of Participants

No. of Events

1

East

Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre, Bhubaneshwar

August 1-3, 2013

265

32

2

North

Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust, Delhi

October 10-12, 2013

359

33

3

West

Blind People’s Association, Ahmedabad

November 21-23, 2013

360

33

4

South

Vidya Sagar, Chennai

December 6-7, 2013

603

29

5

Central

Amar Jyoti School & Rehabilitation Centre, Gwalior

December 19-21, 2013

250

33

 

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