India creates history at International Abilympic, Metz France.
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NATIONAL ABILYMPIC ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (NAAI)
NAAI is the nodal agency in India responsible to organize vocational skill competitions to discover and nurture the talent of persons with disabilities and create awareness in the society at large about their productive skills. The headquarters of NAAI are located at Sarthak Educational Trust, Mohammadpur, Near Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi. The PwD participants from all zones (East, West, North and South) in India are encouraged to participate either individually, or through NGO’s, Govt institutions like Central Universities, National Institutes, VRC’s, CRC’s, NIT’s, Polytechnic, Corporate, in these events. Under the aegis of NAAI, Regional, National and participation in International Abilympics are organised. NAAI organizes vocational skill competitions in different trades under five broad categories – ICT, Crafts, Industry and Food. These range from Restaurant Service to painting, computer programming to creating web pages. The selected participants at Regional level go on to participate in the National Abilympics and further they represent India in International competitions.
SARTHAK EDUCATIONAL TRUST
Sarthak Educational Trust works as a catalyst in bringing change in the lives of the people with disability with a life cycle approach of intervention, inclusion, skill development, sustainable employment, and advocacy.
Sarthak Educational Trust a not for profit organization were handed over the reigns of NAAI in December, 2016. Sarthak has since its inception in 2008, successfully medically rehabilitated 3200+ children with disability, included 500+ students with disability in the mainstream education, trained and placed 50,000 & 32,000 PwDs respectively. Gradually Sarthak has expanded to 25 centers across nation, through its presence in Delhi, Chandigarh, Gurugram, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Pune, Ambala, Bhopal, Kolkata, Chennai, Banglore, Vizag, and Ghaziabad with the support of partners like National Skill Development Corporation, The Hans Foundation, Credit Suisse, Capgemini India Private Limited, Mahindra Finance and various other agencies.
INTERNATIONAL WINNERS SPEAK
Pride of Abilympics movement in India, Rajneesh Agrawal who participated in Web Development event in Bordeux, France in March, 2016 and won Sa ilver Medal, amongst the participants from 18 countries. He has also won special prize in computer programming and Web Development event in South Korea in 2011 and also represented India in 2007, Shizuoka, JAPAN says-
“Representing a country on the International platform makes anyone be in great pride and when I won Silver Medal in France in 2016 in web programming has brought me to the top of world. There is nothing better than having an Indian Flag in hand on the world stage”.
Winner silver medal 2007 Japan Abilympics & Certificate of Excellence in 2016 France abilympics in photography-
“Abilympics is a movement to bring out the ability, rather than getting bogged down by disability”, says Saikrishnan, adding, “Abilympics also help differently-abled persons come face-to-face with the latest technology in job-oriented vocational skills. This could foster economic independence and integration with the mainstream society, with confidence and self-esteem”.
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