March 27 2017; Los Angeles, USA: VoSAP Founder Shri Pranav Desai met with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, spiritual leader and founder of Art of Living. Gurudev was given presentation on future plans and progress made by team VoSAP in last 2.5 years, post their 1st meeting in Chicago. Gurudev reviewed the presentation and blessed the mission, VoSAPians and gladly accepted the request to be the "Patron" of Voice of SAP. It is a blessed moment and historic milestone achievement for journey of mission VoSAP - transformation of India's Disability Sector.
April 9, 2017; Meerut, UP, India: VoSAP Meerut, Uttar Pradesh team, led by Aashish Mittal ji and Dr Gautam Pal ji organized a camp to help 75+ Divyang brothers and sisters with online application submission along with supporting scanned documents to obtain UID (Unique ID for Divyang jan). Local MLA Dr Somendra Tomar also attended the event. UID to Divyang jan was one of our 12 goals (Vision 2020), which subsequently was adopted as one of the 7 stated goals of current Govt. of India so it is a proud moment for VoSAP to see that people on the ground start getting UID, which is a volunteer service opportunity for VoSAPians also.
April 1 2017; Atlanta, USA: VoSAP, Atlanta team is undertaking multiple activities pursued by volunteers. The team organized "Awareness" event for mission VoSAP at MMA (Maharashtra Mandal of Atlanta)'s flagship celebrations of "Gudi Padwa". Under leadership of Shri Nikhil ji, Nimeshbhai and Jui, over 40 MMA members were inspired to join VoSAP team of volunteers. The awareness was spread among hundreds of MMA members.
April 22, 2017; Basti, UP, India: Under leadership of Shri Rajan Tiwari ji and Shri Amresh Chandra ji, team of volunteers met and started Voice of SAP chapter in Basti. Team decided to start inspiring and getting pledges form all 13 MLAs in the surrounding area to commit to VoSAP cause, provide help to Divyang in their office and work with Govt. officers to ensure compliance of Accessibility, Education etc. for Divyang.
April 8, 2017; Amdavad, Gujarat, India: "Tech Fest" event was organized by Government of Gujarat, Polytechnic institute to facilitate engineers, innovators to demonstrate their models, prototype and solutions to thousands of engineering students of Gujarat (100+ institutes). Voice of SAP team of volunteers, led by Shri Rohitbhai was also present at the event, showcasing mobility related innovation, solutions, products to visitors. We thank Principal of Polytechnic Shri Pankajbhai Patel, Shri Ujjval Buch and team to provide the opportunity to meet future engineers and inspire with solutions that can help lacs of Divyang jan.
April 2, 2017; Los Angeles, USA: VoSAP Founder Shri Pranav Desai addressed group of thinkers who meet regularly under "Bhartiya Vichar Manch" at Sanatan Temple, Los Angeles. He presented opportunities to NRI community in disability sector, specifically in view of current Government, who is highly supportive to Divyang community and cause of VoSAP.
Important News and Developments:
Uttar Pradesh, India: H'ble CM of Uttar Pradesh, announced to conduct camps in all 403 constituencies of the state to distribute Assistive devices to Divyang jan. We congratulate him for taking such quick action within 1st month of taking charge as Chief Minister.
NITI Aayog of India has developed 3 years ACTION plan for Specially Abled People (Divyang jan) that has provisions to upgrade 10,000 Govt. buildings for accessibility and several other actions. Please read the details at http://enabled.in/wp/niti-aayogs-three-year-action-plan-for-persons-with-disabilities/
We are always looking forward to your inputs, suggestions and active support to transform India's disability sector together.