In the 2011 Census, there were 26.8 million disabled individuals in India. With the passing of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill in December 2016, the official count of disabled in India is set to double and going by conservative estimates, the figure could be a 100 million – that’s almost a tenth of India’s population!

India still perceives disability from a medical or pathological angle, focusing on a condition regarded as “abnormal. In contrast, in most developed countries, the focus has shifted to a social approach, highlighting institutional and social arrangements preventing those with impairments from leading normal lives”.

Mr Bibek Debroy, Indian Express

THE CAUSE


It is an awareness generation and fundraiser polo event, under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur, in support of the “Princess Diya Kumari Foundation”, involved in protection of women’s empowerment and the girl child, and “KnowDisability.org”, dedicated to helping the differently-abled live an empowered life.

The dates of 17-18 November 2017 coincide with the week India celebrates Children’s Day (i.e. 14th Nov), Universal Children’s day (20th Nov), and the 289th Foundation Day of Jaipur (i.e. 18th Nov).
The inaugural edition of “Nobility for Ability” will feature the Royal Jaipur Polo team and an International Polo team, playing in support of the two initiatives.