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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 @Svayam_India and Facebook @Svayam.India

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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Svayam stirs up a conversation on accessibility with #YahanSeWahanTak

April 22, 2019 17:00 IST In its quest to stir up a meaningful conversation on accessibility, Svayam, a leading accessibility organisation founded by Sminu Jindal, launched #YahanSeWahanTak, a movement to create an India where all Indians have uninterrupted access to … Continue reading

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Union Minister unveils Svayam’s “Guidelines for Making Religious Places Accessible”

New Delhi, | January 25, 2019 Shri Thawarchand Gehlot, Honourable Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India (GOI), and Ms. Sminu Jindal, Founder, Svayam, jointly unveiled “Guidelines for Making Religious Places Accessible” in New Delhi on 25 … Continue reading

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SDMC ordered to fix infra for disabled in markets

Hindustan Times, DELHI : Jan 04, 2019 17:00 IST By Vibha Sharma, A senior SDMC official said that the order will be implemented on priority. A compliance report will also be submitted after completion of the task, he said. DELHI … Continue reading

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Ms. Sminu Jindal confers ‘Svayam Accessibility Awards 2018 (Taiwan Edition)’ on eight institutions for promoting inclusion through accessibility

Taipei | New Delhi,   November 15, 2018 Founder of a pioneering dream – “To Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild a newer world to empower every soul”, an accessibility crusader, India’s first women leader to have broken the glass ceiling in the Steel, … Continue reading

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Svayam Accessibility Awards 2018 (Taiwan Edition) – Winner’s List

New Delhi | 14th Nov 2018 We are extremely happy to share that on the basis of recommendations of the Board of Jury, following organisations are being selected for bestowing the “Svayam Accessibility Awards 2018 (Taiwan Edition)” in different categories.  Category: MOST … Continue reading

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Svayam Accessibility Awards 2018 Update- 10 entries shortlisted for finals!!

New Delhi  |  05th Nov 2018 We are encouraged by an overwhelming response to the ‘Call for Nomination for Svayam Accessibility Awards 2018 (Taiwan)’. The Jury consisting of national and international experts have shortlisted 10 applications for final review. Each … Continue reading

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