Author Archives: Svayam

About Svayam

Svayam - Global Centre for Inclusive Environments, is an initiative of Sminu Jindal Charitable Trust based at New Delhi, India and works for promoting dignity for people with reduced mobility. It advocates an enabling and accessible environment for all. Walkability, Urban Mobility, Green & Inclusive mobility, Accessible Transportation system, Accessible Tourism and Accessible Public Infrastructure and accessible Information and Communication Technologies are few areas it works with special focus to make communities more inclusive and liveable. Svayam is also the Permanent Secretariat for TRANSED Series of Conferences (www.transedconferences.com) under the aegis of Transportation Research Board of National Academies, USA. Follow us on twitter and Facebook at @SvayamIndia and on Instagram as @svayam_india

Over 200 Kenyan officials take part in Svayam-NCPWD’s 2nd ‘Basic Access Auditor' Training Course in Nairobi; India’s High Commission lauds Svayam for adding ‘Accessibility’ in India-Kenya relationship

Nairobi | 22 Nov 2019 After an overwhelming response of the first ‘Basic Access Auditor’ training course (held in Nairobi in June 2019), Svayam organized its 2nd ‘Basic Access Auditor’ training course in Nairobi, during 19-21 November 2019. The training … Continue reading

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Delhi Court issues landmark ‘ORDER’ to ensure accessibility at religious places for persons with disabilities as per “Guidelines for Making Religious Places Accessible” authored by Svayam

New Delhi, 16 October 2019, Wednesday While on 16th October, 2019, the Supreme Court completed the hearings on the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid Case and reserved its verdict, another landmark Order on access to religious places for persons with disabilities … Continue reading

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Medical Tourism in India: Affordable, but is it Accessible to All?

Dear Colleagues, Happy to share a thought provoking author article from one of our young volunteers, Anav Batra, published in TravelBiz Monitor magazine in October 2019 issue. Happy reading! New Delhi | 04 October 2019 By Anav Batra The world … Continue reading

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How the corporate world can strive for real diversity and inclusivity at the workplace

By Ms. Sminu Jindal 01 July 2019 | New Delhi (This article appeared in The Mint, Delhi Edition on 01 July 2019) I was 21 when I was assigned to revive one of our plants. This was my first uphill … Continue reading

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Kenya gets its first fleet of ‘Access Auditors’ as Svayam & NCPWD gear up for ‘Accessible Kenya Mission’

Nairobi | 28 June 2019 Kenya got its first ever fleet of 25 Access Auditors, as Svayam, in collaboration with the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD), Govt. of Kenya, organized a five-day ‘Basic Access Auditor’ training course in … Continue reading

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Focus on accessibility in colleges for a better tomorrow

By Ms. Sminu Jindal 29th May 2019 | New Delhi (This article appeared in Hindustan Times, Delhi Edition on 29th May 2019) Accessibility means uninterrupted mobility for all of us to reach our fullest potential. People with reduced mobility, permanent or … Continue reading

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Inclusive Education will lead to an inclusive world

If we are taught from a very young age to understand that disability is not a disease and that it can occur to anyone, then schools, communities and workplaces would become much more inclusive, which can help alter the realities … Continue reading

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