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IDAP Interview Series: Interview VIII with Senior Advocate SK Rungta

Written by by on Mar 22, 2017

IDAP Interview Series: Interview VIII with Senior Advocate SK Rungta

We began this interview series with the principal objective of curating insights from lawyers with disabilities who can serve as ‘waypavers’ and ‘pathmarkers’ for law students and young lawyers with disabilities, in India and beyond. It would be no exaggeration to state that few people fit that description better than our next interviewee, Senior Advocate Santosh Kumar Rungta. Blind since birth, SK Rungta has surmounted challenges most would consider insurmountable and has successfully defied, and continues to defy, what most would consider incredibly difficult odds. Senior Advocate Rungta’s accomplishments would be noteworthy even if he was merely a practicing lawyer – he was conferred with the prestigious senior advocate title by the Delhi High Court in 2011 – but what sets him apart is the fact that he has generously devoted his skills and energy to breaking down many barriers that have prevented the disabled from realizing their full potential.

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IDAP Interview Series: Interview VII with David Lepofsky

Written by by on Mar 6, 2017

IDAP Interview Series: Interview VII with David Lepofsky

Lepofsky, a highly distinguished Canadian lawyer who happens to be blind. Born in 1957, David graduated from the Osgoode Hall Law School with honours in 1979 and obtained a Masters of Law from the highly prestigious Harvard Law School in 1982. Thereafter, up to 2015, David practiced law with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General in such diverse areas of law as constitutional, administrative and criminal law.

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IDAP Interview Series: Interview VI with Richard Chen

Written by by on Feb 22, 2017

IDAP Interview Series: Interview VI with Richard Chen

Richard is a highly accomplished counsel in the corporate and securities practice group at Arnold & Porter LLP. He received his B.A. with honors from Harvard College and he then went on to graduate from Harvard Law School in 1998. In this interview, Richard speaks to us, at length, about his corporate career spanning over 18 years and the challenges that he faced and overcame in college and at his workplace.

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IDIA Comes to Goa: A Sun Salute to Salgaocar!

Written by by on Feb 8, 2017

IDIA Comes to Goa: A Sun Salute to Salgaocar!

The 16th December 2016 turned out to be a memorable day in the annals of IDIA history. For on this day, we sowed the seeds for our newest IDIA chapter: “IDIA Goa” in the Salgaocar College of Law. So how did IDIA Goa come to pass? Therein lies a story of sheer persistence; and perhaps even a love for the sun, sea and sand.

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IDIA is in the news for all the right reasons | Media Updates

Written by by on Feb 6, 2017

IDIA is in the news for all the right reasons | Media Updates

From scholars making waves to the important year-round IDIA events. From sensitisations in Naxalite prone areas of Chattisgarh to a story of philantrophic ventures by members of the legal community. IDIA has been in the news for all the right reasons. Find out what they are.

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IDIA Odisha chapter conducts sensitisations for diverse audience, and catches media attention – Sensitisation Stories

Written by by on Jan 8, 2017

IDIA Odisha chapter conducts sensitisations for diverse audience, and catches media attention – Sensitisation Stories

IDIA Chapter conducted 5 sensitisations for diverse audience ranging from housekeeping staff to school students. They traveled 30 kms for a sensitisation, and their activities caught the attention of Odisha Diary, Telegraph India, and Sambad (the largest circulated Odia daily in Odisha). NLUO, Cuttack students have many interesting things planned for this year.

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IDIA – Look Back 2016

Written by by on Dec 31, 2016

IDIA – Look Back 2016

2016 was our biggest year yet. We want to thank everyone who made it possible. Here’s a look back at the year!

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Arodhum selects first year law student Dharu Ram as Arodhum Scholar 2016

Written by by on Dec 27, 2016

Arodhum selects first year law student Dharu Ram as Arodhum Scholar 2016

Arodhum awards scholarships to deserving rural students who demonstrate laudable strength or skill in a field, and show great potential to be agents of change. It has selected IDIA scholar, Dharu Ram as Arodhum Scholar 2016. Dharu, hails from a village in Rajasthan, and wants to fight for justice. Read his story and about Arodhum scholarship that provides opportunity and resources to bridge inequality.

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Tribal children in remote parts of Chattisgarh are the key to transforming communities – Sensitisation Stories

Written by by on Dec 23, 2016

Tribal children in remote parts of Chattisgarh are the key to transforming communities – Sensitisation Stories

IDIA members visited villages in interior of one of the most disturbed regions in India in Chattisgarh for conducting sensitisations. With the support of Indo-Tibetan Border Police that was conducting many civil action activities in the area, IDIA reached out to many children from tribal communities who demonstrated great potential. Abhay, IDIA team member, talks about his experiences during the trip, and the hope that children from tribal communities hold for transforming the area.

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Nipman Foundation Promotes Equal Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

Written by by on Dec 15, 2016

Nipman Foundation Promotes Equal Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

In spite of equal employment opportunities being promoted internationally, status of employment of persons with disabilities is dismal. Workplaces continue to be non-inclusive. There is a need to recognise and promote efforts fostering equal opportunities and inclusion in employment. One such effort is Equal Opportunities Awards by Nipman Foundation.

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