Determination to succeed

February 1, 2020 09:39 am

Dan Theeng is a 24-years-old young man striving for success despite a life full of hardships. Originally from Sarlahi, Dan lost her mother when he was a toddler and till now he does not know much about the causes of her death. Her passing is wrapped in a sort of mystery as his father, a local farmer, never wanted to share with him what led to the tragic loss of his wife and Dan was never able to raise the issue. Likewise, when he was really small, like thousands of other people at that time, Dan contracted polio, a condition that defined his life for better.

No city for disabled

January 13, 2020 09:11 am

Nepal celebrated 27th International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPD) on December 3, 2019 with much fanfare, public service announcements, and programs to mark the occasion in Kathmandu, which as a rapidly growing metropolitan city, has gravely failed those with disabilities to live as healthy and independent individuals.

Sports for social change

January 19, 2019 00:05 am

Sports should be played by women and men alike without any forms of discrimination in terms of gender and disabilities

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The International Day of Persons with Disability is being observed today to promote legitimate rights and well-being of persons with disabilities around the globe.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: As countries around the world mark the third anniversary of the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Tuesday, there are concerns if the pledges related to people with disabilities, mainly those living in developing countries, could be met in view of multiple challenges to implement the rights of such persons.

Building relationship

August 18, 2018 01:05 am

It has been almost two months since the best wheelchair basketball athletes competed in the third event of the Turkish Airlines ENGAGE Empowering League, the biggest adaptive sport event in Nepal. It was a great event of athleticism and sportsmanship by women and men of different age living with disabilities.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The government has proposed decreasing the reservation quota for disabled persons from the current five per cent to four per cent in the draft of the Federal Civil Service Act, a new bill to make the recruitment, promotion, and transfer of civil servants and fixing their salaries in a more systematic way at all the three tires of government in the new federal setup.

KHOTANG, June26: Diktel Rupakot Majhuwagadhi Municipality-8, Dorpachiuridanda has distributed goats to disabled people from poor family background to help them become financially independent.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The national conference on human rights of people with disabilities has kicked off today in the Capital.

LAMJUNG, Dec 17: Twenty-nine years old Prabhat Ghimire of Dordi Rural Municipality, is a primary level teacher. Ghimire, who has done masters in Nepali, earned a teaching license by passing the exam of Teacher's Service Commission (TSC).

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: With an aim to shed light on the issues of people with disabilities (PWDs) living across the country, a two-day National Human Rights Summit of Persons with Disabilities was organized in the capital on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: A meeting of the parliament today unanimously endorsed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill-2072 BS.