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On April 1917, in Nashik an Indian stood tall and said, “Freedom is my birthright, and I shall have it.” That day Bal Gangadhar Tilak gave voice to an idea whose time had come echoing the sentiment of an entire population as he demanded ‘Swaraj.’ He thus set the tone for the last wave in the struggle for Independence which culminated in the rebirth of a great nation in 1947. To the detractors of the concept of an independent India we, Indians have proven numerous times that as a nation we have and will face many challenges but we will overcome each one with fortitude.
We have enjoyed 70 years of Independence it is that time of the year again when we unfurl our patriotism and display our pride in this country unique in diversity yet abounding in empathy. The Inclusive India Initiative – National Trust takes this opportunity to invite you to make “Freedom from Bias” a mantra for the coming year for this too is an idea whose time has come. National Trust, for creating awareness about an India that embraces persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, has decided to celebrate the forthcoming Independence Day in an ‘inclusive way’. A large scale outdoor awareness programme has been planned across cities from 9th to 13th August 2017, with the theme “Freedom from Bias”. 2500 people from all walks of life are expected to participate in the celebrations, including 500 people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Apart from the inclusion activities like Nukkad Natak, Inclusive Walk, Inclusive Games, Camps for issuing Disability Certificates and Niramaya (Health Insurance) registration will be set up to aid persons with disabilities.
As twenty states across India participate in these events support the initiative by making your way to the one nearest you.
If you are in the National Capital Region click here for a link to the events.
If you are in or near Mehsana, Guntur, Bhubaneshwar, Patna, Shattigudi, Hoshiarpur, Jorhat, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kanyakumari, Trivandrum, Varanasi, Udaipur, Nehru Park, Dhanbad, Indore, Bangalore Click here for a link to the event