Sashakt - Odisha State Campaign for Disability Inclusion and Divyang Rights

Author: Dr. Sruti Mohapatra - Contact: Ph: 91-674-2313313 / 9238106667
Published: 2018/05/09
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: A multi-level, multi-stakeholder campaign to build awareness of disability issues, new law and support for inclusive and accessible Planet Earth.

Introduction

Introduction

Main Digest

Persons with disabilities are one of the most deprived, discriminated and marginalised minorities in our society. Odisha State disAbility Network (OSDN), a group of over 250 NGOs, parents and individuals, is planning a campaign to increase awareness about disability rights, dignity, empowerment and inclusion. SASHAKT is a one and half year campaign to create this awareness, firstly, among the disabled community about existing facilities and resources and the new law of their rights; and simultaneously educate public on inclusion, by presenting a exhibition, film shows, live interaction with PwDs and a collection of statements made by disabled people from all over Odisha. These include letters, poems, diaries, pictures, photos and cartoons, in every language, including braille and sign. They will showcase both challenges and achievements, despite challenges.

There are more than one billion people with some form of physical and mental disabilities in the world (about a million in Odisha) who must overcome challenges every day. One of those challenges is encountering other people. As a society, we are all different and must recognize the importance of acceptance. Disability awareness is very important when it comes to breaking stereotypes and overcoming preconceptions regarding disabilities.

With this in mind, a team of 30 members (inclusive group) will travel through all 30 districts. The flag off will start from Puri on 9th May and it will continue till 13th June at Nayagarh. On 20th June is the closing program at the state capital, Bhubaneswar. Over 130 NGOs have come together. Being supported by 10 networks, SSEPD department of Government of Odisha, Rotary District 3260 etc.

It's the first time that such a campaign is being conducted in India. We started with strengthening the disability sector and persons with disabilities. This is a step forward to bring the civil society closer.

Context of Disability

Stereotyping Has Caused Misunderstanding

Evolution of Disability

What Is the Campaign All About?

This campaign is about raising awareness in the public, regarding RPwD Act 2016 and encourage the inclusion of PwDs in the society.

Key Persons and Organizations in Sashakt

Phases of Campaign
Sl. No Phase Level Beginning Culmination
1 Phase 1 Sashakt Doot (Vehicles) 9 May 2018 20 June 2018
2 Phase 2 District HQs Meeting 9 May 2018 20 June 2018
3 Phase 3 BBSA Camps March 2018 August 2019
4 Phase 4 Block Hqs April 2018 August 2019
5 Phase 5 Villages (3000) April 2018 November 2019

Campaign Period, Route and Time

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Odisha - Movement of Sashakt Doot
Odisha - Movement of Sashakt Doot
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Movement of Sashakt Doot
Date Day District
7th May Mon
8th May Tue
9th May Wed 1. Puri
10th May Thu 2. BBSR/Khurda
11th May Fri 3. Katak
12th May Sat
13th May Sun
14th May Mon 4. Jagatsinghpur
15th May Tue 5. Kendrapada
16th May Wed 6. Dhenkanal
17th May Thu 7. Jajpur
18th May Fri 8. Bhadrak
19th May Sat 9. Baleswar
20th May Sun
21st May Mon 10. Mayurbhanj
22nd May Tue 11. Keonjhor
23rd May Wed 12. Deogarh
24th May Thu 13. Sundargarh
25th May Fri 14. Jharsuguda
26th May Sat 15. Sambalpur
27th May Sun
28th May Mon 16. Anugul
29th May Tue 17. Boudh
30th May Wed 18. Subarnapur
31st May Thu 19. Bargarh
1st June Fri 20. Balangir
2nd June Sat 21. Nuapada
3rd June Sun
4th June Mon 22. Kalahandi
5th June Tue 23. Nabrangpur
6th June Wed 24. Malkangiri
7th June Thu 25. Koraput
8th June Fri 26. Rayagada
9th June Sat 27. Kandhamal
10th June Sun
11th June Mon 28. Gajapati
12th June Tue 29. Ganjam
13th June Wed 30. Nayagarh
14th June Thu
15th June Fri
16th June Sat
17th June Sun
18th June Mon
19th June Tue
20th June Wed BBSR

Campaign Activities

The Campaign will Achieve/Reach

10,000,000 people with disabilities will be empowered through participation in the campaign

10,000,000 peoplw will be sensitised towards inclusion - accepting differences and celebrating diversity.

1,500 govt. officials to be sensitised and more accountable to ensure the rights of PWDs

5,000 engaged community/groups (Take action online)

5,300 kms of physical distance

How You Can Support

Route Plan with Entry/Exit Night Stops
Date Day District Entry level activity place (Tentative time: 8.30 - 9.30) Exact Location of the District HQ level program
(Tentative time: 11.00 - 16.00)
Exit level activity place
(Tentative time: 17.30 - 18.30)
Proposed Night halt place
(Team will reach at the venue by 19.00 - 20.00)
7th May Mon PRESS MEET at 16.00 at Bhubaneswar
8th May Tue
9th May Wed 1. Puri Flagoff in front of Jagannath Temple at 08.00 Town hall - Puri Pipili Hata Chhaka and then Sakhigopal bus stand Jatani (Near by college)
10th May Thu 2. Khurda Jatani Main Chhaka Khurda Collectorate Baramunda Bus stand Bhubaneswar or Katak
11th May Fri 3. Katak CDA katak Sahid Bhawan, Katak Mahanadi Vihar, Katak Ashraya the shelter at Night halt Katak
12th May Sat Jagatpur Prajnana mission
13th May Sun Biridi (Near by college)
14th May Mon 4. Jagatsinghpur BIRIDI Jagatsinghpur HQ Erasama Marsaghai (Near by college)
15th May Tue 5. Kendrapada Marsaghai Kendrapara Sadar Dhenkanal Dist HQ (Near by college)
16th May Wed 6. Dhenkanal Sadar Block Dhenkanal Collectorate Bhubana Sukinda (Near by college)
17th May Thu 7. Jajpur Sanseilo of Danagadi Block Sanskruti Bhawan, Jajpur town Jajapur Sadar Bhandari pokhari (Near by college)
18th May Fri 8. Bhadrak Bhandari Pokhari Bhadrak collectorate Basudevpur Block Sora (Near by college)
19th May Sat 9. Baleswar Sora Gandhi Smuti Vawan, Baleswar Baleswar Sadar Betanati (Near by college)
20th May Sun Betanati (Near by college)
21st May Mon 10. Mayurbhanj Betanati Prayas Hall, Baripada Karanjia Patana (Near by college)
22nd May Tue 11. Keonjhor Patana Keonjhor Town Hall Suakata Barkut (Near by college)
23rd May Wed 12. Deogarh Barkut Twon Hall, Deogarh Deogarh Youth Hostel Association, Rourkela
24th May Thu 13. Sundargarh Rourkela Vikash Bhawan, Sundargarh Sundargarh Jharsuguda HQ (Near by college)
25th May Fri 14. Jharsuguda Jhanda chhok Jharsuguda Sadar-Town hall Badmal Rengali (Near by college)
26th May Sat 15. Sambalpur Rengali Sambalpur HQ Redhakhol Redhakhol (Near by College)
27th May Sun Boinda (Near by College)
28th May Mon 16. Anugul Boinda Anugul District HQ No exit plan due to long distance Boudh (Near by College)
29th May Tue 17. Boudh Boudh Dist HQ Town hall - Boudh Boudh Block Subarnapur (Near by college)
30th May Wed 18. Subarnapur Subarnapur District HQ Dungripalli Veden (Near by college)
31st May Thu 19. Bargarh Veden SSA training hall, Bargarh Barpali Luisingha (Near by College)
1st June Fri 20. Balangir Luisinghha Town hall, Balangir No exit plan due to long distance Nuapara Town (Near by college)
2nd June Sat 21. Nuapada State bank Chhak, Nuapara Kalyan Mandap, Nuapara Kharihar Kharihar town (Any near by college )
3rd June Sun Bhawanipatna (Any near by College)
4th June Mon 22. Kalahandi Sadar Block Bijupatnaik Kalyan Mandab, Bhawanipata Koksara Papdahandi (Near by College)
5th June Tue 23. Nabrangpur Papdahandi Mission Sakti Hall, Dist HQ No exit plan due to long distance Mathali near by college /Govt Guest house
6th June Wed 24. Malkangiri Mathali DRDA Hall, Malkangiri No exit plan due to long distance Baipariguda (Near by college)
7th June Thu 25. Koraput Baipariguda Jagannath sanskruti bhawan Laxmipur Rayagada Town (Near by College)
8th June Fri 26. Rayagada Rayagada Town hall, Rayagada Gunupur Gajapati, Kashi nagar (Near by College)
9th June Sat 27. Gajapati Kashinagar Gajapati Mohana Berhampur Town (Near by college)
10th June Sun Berhampur Town (Near by college)
11th June Mon 28. Ganjam Chhatrapur Chhatrapur District HQ ( from 9.00 AM to 1.30PM) Bhanjanagar G. Udayagiri (Near by College)
12th June Tue 29. Kandhamal G.Udayagiri Phulbani HQ Khajuripada Daspala (Any near by College)
13th June Wed 30. Nayagarh Daspala Nayagarh Dist HQ Ranapur Reach at bbsr
14th June Thu
15th June Fri
16th June Sat
17th June Sun
18th June Mon
19th June Tue
20th June Wed BBSR

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