National Abilympic Association of India (NAAI)

 

The word Abilympics has been coined from Abilities and Olympics. Abilympics is not sports but are vocational skills competition which showcases the ability of the disabled. Such competitions promote the development of various vocational shills and inculcate self-confidence among persons with disabilities.

Abilympics were initiated in India by the Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust. Later it became the nodal agency of NAAI.  

Objectives :

  • To discover and nurture the talents of persons with disabilities
  • To promote national and international friendships through exchange of knowledge and programmes
  • To ensure involvement of governments and states in the affairs of citizens with disability
  • To stimulate the desired of persons with disabilities to participate in economic activities of the society
  • To promote exposure to latest development in technology and their skills. The Indian contingent participated in 7th & 8th International Abilympics also in Japan & Seoul (Korea) respectively.


NAAI hosted the 6th International Abilympics in Delhi in November, 2003.

For details visit www.abilympicsindia.org 

 

 

Department of Disability Affairs,  Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment organized ‘Samarth’ 2014 Celebrating Diversity .  The event showcased the abilities of persons with disability from all over the country  at Siri Fort Auditorium , New Delhi on 15-16 January, 2014.

Students of Amar Jyoti School,  
Gwalior won 3rd prize in the National  
Programme of dance and music.

The students of Amar Jyoti School, Delhi performed ‘Salute to Life’ – a soul stirring dance ballet in the inaugural function of ‘Samarth’ in the presence of Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, UPA and Kumari Selja, Hon’ble Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment.

Amar Jyoti School & Rehabilitation Centre, Gwalior received  recognition on 26th January, 2014 from the Collector & District Magistrate, Gwalior for  meritorious services being offered to children and persons with disabilities.

With the support of department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment,  National Abilympic Association of India with Amar Jyoti as a nodal agency organized  Regional Abilympics in all the five zones :

East Zone  - held at Bhubaneshwar  from August 1-3, 2013

Contestants  -  250 

        Events  -    32   

West Zone – held at Ahmedabad from November 21-23, 2013

Contestants – 368

Events - 

North Zone – Amar Jyoti Chairtable Trust, New Delhi from

October 10-12, 2013

Contestants – 356

      Events -  33

South Zone – Chennai – December 6-7, 2013

Contestants  with escorts -  707

         Events -    29

Central Zone – held at Amar Jyoti School & Rehabilitation Centre from December 19-21, 2013

Contestants – 273

      Events -  33

Regional Abilympics - North Zone  were held at Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust from October 10-12, 2013.  

356 participants with disabilities took part in 33 Vocational, Leisure & Living  skills contests.  The event was inaugurated by Kumari Selja,  Hon’ble Minister,   Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India.  Mrs. Sheila Dikshit, Hon’ble Chief Minister of NCT, Delhi was the Chief Guest at the Valedictory function. The abilympics was supported by Department of Disability Affairs (MSJ&E).

A few glimpses of courage :

Regional Abilympics

It is proposed to hold the Regional Abilympics in different parts of the country with support from Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment , Government of India.  The schedule of events is given below : 

 

Zone

Host Agency 

Dates

Contact person                   

Contact Details

 

North

Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust, Delhi

October 10-12, 2013

Ms. Trilochan Dhillon

09871547777, 011-46866200

naaidelhi@abilympicsindia.org

West

Blind People’s Association, Ahmedabad 

November 21-23, 2013 

Ms. Tejal Shah

09426356737, 079-26302840

blinabad1@bsnl.in

South

Vidya Sagar, Chennai

December 6-7, 2013

Ms. Vijayshree Ramesh

09840775521

director@vidyasagar.co.in

 

Central

Amar Jyoti School & Rehabilitation Centre, Gwalior                  

December 19-21, 2013    

Mr. Vivek Tuli

09873110333

amarjyoti_gwalior@rediffmail.com  

 

To register in North Zone please click on Registration Forms. 

 

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Kumari Selja , Hon’ble Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment has kindly consented to inaugurate the event on October 10, 2013 at Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust, Karkar Dooma, Delhi - 110092.
 

Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre, Bhubaneswar have already organised the event for Eastern Zone from August 1-3, 2013.

 

Amar Jyoti School children participated in the Ninth Inter School Computer Festival organised by Very Special Arts India and won several medals.

Our institution has started a new activity for school children on Potter wheel. 

Enjoying the potter’s wheel

Making Diyas for Diwali


Art & Craft  Unit is also making new items

Mecrum Dori Coasters

Penstand of hardboard & cloth

 

 

 

New Building of Amar Jyoti School & Rehabilitation Centre in Gwalior

New Building of Amar Jyoti School & Rehabilitation Centre in Gwalior – The school has shifted to the new building which is more spacious and has different wings for all activities,  The building is totally barrier-free and has all the necessary infrastructure for inclusive education, medical care and skill development.

Students with Science Project models   

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India interacting with students at Amar Jyoti  School in Delhi

Rotary Club of Pune Ganeshkhind has been working in collaboration with Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust for promotion of inclusive education and holistic approach to rehabilitation.

Exploring  the possibility of inclusive education in Jamshedpur with the members of Rotary Club.

 

Our Founder& Managing Secretary was honoured with the GR8! Women Award, 2013 at a function held at Mumbai for her special achievements in the field of education.

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Amar Jyoti signed three MOUs  with the following :-

1.Global Rainbow Foundation (GRF), Mauritius- October, 2012

2.Mauritius Institute of  Education  - December, 2012

3.The Training and Employment of Disabled Persons Board  - January, 2013 (Under the aegis of  Ministry of Social  Security, National Solidarity  and Reforms Institutions,  Mauritius)

As a part of MOU with Global Rainbow Foundation, Mauritius, Amar Jyoti organized a 10 day certificate course on ‘Understanding Learning Difficulties’ with 25 teachers and professionals from Mauritius.  It was specially designed to meet their requirement.  The programme was inaugurated by H.E Dr. A. K. Jagessur, GOSK,  High Commissioner, Mauritius High Commission, New Delhi on  11.2.2013.

On 11.1.2013 Amar Jyoti Institute of Physiotherapy (University of Delhi)


Celebrated Annual Day and Convocation.  Prof. Malashri Lal, Dean Academic Activities & Projects, University of Delhi was the Chief Guest.      

Amar Jyoti celebrated it’s 31st Annual Day on 1.1.2013. Mrs. Stuti Kacker,

Secretary, Department of Disability Affairs under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment was the Chief Guest.


As an outcome of Satyamev Jayate there have been several queries and visits of people for replicating the concept of inclusion.
 

The guidelines for the same have been published in a book and a film titled – Inclusion – “The Amar Jyoti Way”

Amar Jyoti students performed at CBR World Congress, Agra on 26.11.2012

Break the Barrier International team performed at Amar Jyoti on 20.11.2012
 

Your personal involvement will be valuable for all of us in furnishing the new building. 

Tree plantation all around the building in Gwalior was done on July 17, 2013 Smt. Samiksha Gupta, Mayor, Gwalior and Shri Vinod Sharma. Commissioner, Nagar Nigam Mukhyalay, Gwalior were the chief guests.  The Rotary Club of Gwalior Mahanagar initiated the event.

Hon’ble Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, Former President of India visited Amar Jyoti School & Rehabilitation Centre on 1st March, 2013.  He evinced keen interest in the activities of Amar Jyoti and interacted with school children and addressed them on theme “Education Empowers”.  He announced donation of 50 books for the Resource Room.  He also promised to bear expenses for provision of special lenses for visually impaired children.  

As a follow up of the visit of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, an eye camp was organised by Dr. Shroff’s Charitable Eye hospital. After free eye check-up,  free aids were also distributed to students with low vision to enhance their learning capabilities.

Call On Lok Sabha Speaker

A group of children from the Amar Jyoti School, New Delhi calls on Lok Sabha Speaker, Smt. Meira Kumar in Parliament House on 15 May 2012.
The school children saw the museum. Attended the Lok Sabha Session and interacted with Mrs. Meira Kumar, the Speaker.