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Mr. Nimish Shah, COO - West zone, Landmark Group

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It was ability that mattered, not disability, which is a word I’m not crazy about using,” said Marlee Matlin. The meaning of this quote was evident during the event celebrating the success of the first West Zone Centre of Pankh in Mumbai and the launch of Pankh’s website. Kashmira Mirza gives a lowdown on this event....

Pankh Mumbai, which assists persons with disabilities (PwD), celebrated its first anniversary by launching an integrated website for all stakeholders...

Scott Hamilton is quoted saying–the only disability in life is a bad attitude. Nothing better could set the tone for what you are about to read–an article on how differently–abled people can gel well within our organisation and work at par with, perhaps even better than, the rest of the workforce. And helping them in this endeavour is PANKH–Wings of Destiny, an initiative by Trust for Retailers and Retail Associates of India (TRRAIN) and Youth 4 Jobs Foundation (Y4J). The initiative aims to train people with disabilities (PwD) and provid...

આજના બેકારીના જમાનામાં યુવાધન ગણાતા એવા ભારત દેશમાં આજે પણ અનેક લોકો ઢગલાબંધ ડિગ્રીઓ મેળવવા છતા પણ જોબથી વંચિત રહી જતા હોય છે. જેની સરખામણીમાં શારિરીક રીતે અપંગ વિદ્યાર્થીઓને પંખ પ્રોજેક્ટ હેઠળ ટે્રઈનિંગ આપવામાં આવશે. આ પ્રોજેક્ટ દ્વારા આ વિદ્યાર્થીઓ અંધજન મંડળમાં રહીને ફ્રીમાં ટ્રેનીંગ મેળવશે. આ ટ્રેનીંગ ફક્ત શારિરીક રીતેે અપંગ વિદ્યાર્થીઓને જ આપવામાં આવશે. બેકારીના જમાનામાં આ પ્રકારની ટ્રેઈનિંગ અપંગ માટે આશીર્વાદીરૃપ છે. આ અંગે અંધજનમંડળના ગોપાલ ગર્ગ કહે છે કે, અમે ડિસેબલ (ઓ.એચ) વિદ્યાર્થીઓને ૪૫ દિવસની ટ્રેનીંગ આપીએ છીએ. પંખ પ્રોજેક્ટ દ્વારા...

In a country of a billion people, a vast majority of them youngsters, how hard can it be to find — and retain — qualified workers for modern retail outlets? Quite hard, as chains are increasingly finding out. Thanks to skyrocketing attrition figures, retailers are looking to ensure that resources spent in training employees translate into higher productivity and retention, instead of workers abandoning the brand for better opportunities in no time. And they are receiving help from an unexpected quarter — the persons with disability (PwD) talent...

It is not a charity but it is in focus that retail industry is trending towards....It could be a lasting effect for the retail sector to employ 'People with Disabilities'. "You walk into a KFC, Dominos, Costa Coffee, Cafe Coffee day outlet you will find these people in roles of cashiers and attendants. Bigger stores like a Lifestyle, Shoppers, Easy day hire them as sales executives, store administration, visual merchandisers and cashiers," says Udit Mittal, Unison International. Pankh- an initiative by TRRAIN and Youth 4 Jobs Foundation (Y4J...