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 ( under the aegis of Transportation Research Board of National Academies, USA. Follow us on twitter @Svayam_India and Facebook @Svayam.India

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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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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Svayam & FAAS ( join hands to promote Accessible Sanitation in Rural India

New Delhi  | 20 September 2018 To promote accessible sanitation in rural India, Svayam  & Foundation for Accessible Aquanir and Sanitation (FAAS) (the Indian arm of organized a project launch event in New Delhi on 20 September 2018. The … Continue reading

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Svayam Founder’s Interview in Hindi publication ‘Aahar Vihar’ (Sep. 2018)

New Delhi | 06th September 2018 सुश्री स्मिनू जिन्दल, मैनेजिंग डायरेक्टर, जिन्दल सॉ लिमिटेड, एक दूरदर्शी उद्यमी हैं जिन्होंने ये मिथक तोड़ दिया कि महिलाएं स्टील, तेल और गैस क्षेत्र में बड़ी कंपनियों का नेतृत्व नहीं कर सकती। जिन्दल सॉ … Continue reading

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Svayam’s suggestions find place in TRAI’s Full Recommendations on making ICT Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

We are happy to share that most of the suggestions made by Svayam on Consultation Paper on ‘Making ICT accessible for Persons with Disabilities’ have found place in the  Full Recommendations released by TRAI on 09 July 2018.   July 09, 2018 … Continue reading

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