Accessibility is the key to inclusion and equal access for people with disabilities. An accessible barrier-free environment is the first step towards fulfilling the right of people with disabilities to participate in all areas of community life.
Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has launched “Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan)” as a nation-wide flagship campaign for achieving universal accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). The campaign targets at enhancing the accessibility ofbuilt environment, transport system and Information and Communication (ICT) eco-system.
As part of built environment accessibility, the campaign will focus on improving the accessibility of physical environment that is open to the public such as by installing ramps in buildings, having accessible toilets and accessible parking among other things. The campaign aims to enhance the accessibility of public transportation by making railway stations, bus stops, buses, trains and airports accessible. Also, the campaign envisions to enhance the accessibility of public websites, documents and television programmes.
DEPwD invites all citizens to participate in photography competition. The prize-winning as well as shortlisted entries ofphotographs will be used by DEPwD for promotional and display purposes on the department’s website/social media channels such as twitter, instagram and facebook, blog andprinted material such as press releases or for any other use as may be deemed appropriate for Accessible India Campaign.
Theme for photography contest: Accessible India Campaign has three pillars – built environment, public transportation and Information & Communication Technologies. Each participant can submit maximum three photographs and minimum one photograph of the most accessible locations (building, public places or transport) in their state with exact location (city/town/village/district) details.
All the entries must be submitted online through www.mygov.in No other medium of submission will be accepted.
Last date for submission is 11th December 2015
The participants must mention the following details with their submission:
2. Father/Mother name
3. Full Address
5. Contact number
Entries with incomplete profiles will not be considered.
1) First Prize –Rs 20,000
2) Second Prize – Rs 15,000