Javed Abidi- Rest In Peace- Game Changing Leader

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This is what Wikipedia Says about you-

Javed Abidi was born in 1965 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh and was diagnosed with spina bifida. Javed Abidi wasn’t operated on for eight years, and suffered nerve damage as a result. At the age of ten, he injured himself in a fall and required another operation. After this, his family moved to the United States and Javed Abidi received care at the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. At the age of fifteen he became a wheelchair-user. Javed Abidi, despite difficulties, studied at Wright State University, and in 1989, moved to India seeking a career in journalism. In 1993, he started working for Sonia Gandhi, creating and building the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation’s disabilities Unit.[5] A year later, Javed Abidi joined a small advocate group called the Disability Rights Group and started raising awareness for the disabled people of India. A large pro-disability rights movement arose, with the goal of getting the Parliament of India to implement a bill of rights for the disabled. Javed Abidi led a protest before Parliament on 19 December 1995. The protest pushed Parliament into passing the Persons with Disabilities Act[6] on 22 December 1995. In 2004,his letter to Chief Justice of India on making the polling booths accessible to persons with disabilities was converted into writ petition. Supreme Court of India then passed direction to make electoral process accessible.

This is what Persons with Disabilities in India and Abroad Says About YOU-

  • Javed is instrumental in passing PWD Act 1995 and RPWD Act 2016
  • Javed has guts and courage to call governments and make them listen to disability sector. He can host a meeting and call the ministers and give them his piece of mind.
  • He is a call/mail away to almost all disability activists and leaders in India and across the globe. Not a small feat.
  • Javed has courage to enter mainstream politics with severe disability for hot seat Delhi
  • Javed is charismatic leader, who pioneered disability movement in India.
  • He is the frontrunner in cross-disability movement, whose results we are poised to take to next level.
  • He is GLOBAL VISIONERY and GAMECHANGER for EVERY PERSON WITH DISABILITY IN INDIA and ASIA TOO.

Javed Ji… What an untimely time to go…Total Disability Community is shocked beyond belief… We still can’t believe that you are gone today, after very brief illness… My heart goes out to all of us Javed Ji.. Please rest in peace, I am sure you will think about unfinished work in heaven too…!!

On behalf of Global AID, WE DEEPLY MOURN THE UNTIMELY DEMISE OF OUR LEADER, GAMECHAGER Sri JAVED ABIDI

Javed Ji… So much to do… So Soon you have gone?? 28468482_10210979835871856_2041005987623115478_n

~~Sai Padma

#GlobalAID #JavedAbidi #RIP #GreatDisabilityRightsLeader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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