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IDIA Jharkhand Chapter Conducts Sensitization Sessions for Over 1500 Students in Schools in Dhanbad

By on Jan 9, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

IDIA Jharkhand Chapter Conducts Sensitization Sessions for Over 1500 Students in Schools in Dhanbad

Afsar Raza and Md. Saddam Ansari conducted sensitization sessions in the remote district of Dhanbad, which is 160 kilometers away from Ranchi. They conducted the sensitization sessions during the vacations of Chath puja and Diwali. Sensitization sessions were conducted in both government and private schools, after taking prior permission from the respective School Principals. The schools that were sensitized included Jharkhand Public School, +2 High School Balliapur, Mother Teresa High School, Shishu Vidya Mandir Vidayala and several others.

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IDAP Interview Series: Interview VII with David Lepofsky

By on Mar 6, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

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

By on Feb 22, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

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

By on Dec 23, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

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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IDAP Interview Series: Interview V with Jack Chen

By on Dec 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

IDAP Interview Series: Interview V with Jack Chen

Our next interview in the IDAP interview series features Jack Chen, a highly accomplished patent attorney who works at Google in New York City.

Despite being completely blind for the last 25 years, Jack has scaled many peaks in his academic and professional life, having obtained degrees in computer science and law from Harvard University, UC Berkeley and Fordham University School of Law.

In addition to being an exceptional patent attorney, Jack has also competed in marathons and ironman triathlons. You can read more about his stellar achievements here.

We are particularly thrilled to be getting an opportunity to bring you this interview on the 3rd of December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. For it is our earnest belief that stories such as Jack’s are a testament to the fact that one’s dreams should not be handicapped by one’s disability; that having sight is not a prerequisite to having vision; and that, if provided appropriate support systems, there is no impediment too difficult to surmount for the disabled.

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