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Causing an Effect for the differently abled in Mominpet

Reducing the arduous wait from 6 months to 3 hours for Disability Certification


If there was a need for a testimonial to assure corporate world that the Internet business solutions providers are not just restricted to working on improving the needs of the webizens in the US & Europe, it was provided by their activities at Mominpet Mandal on Friday, Dec 14th, 2007.

CauseAnEffect, the social wing of iridium Interactive (ii) that works at the ground level with far flung villages and towns in India, with its 10- member’s team conducted a Contact Program at Mominpet Mandal, a nondescript ‘town; tucked away about 2.5 hours from Cyberabad.

The contact program was conducted with the intention of attempting to alleviate the needs of fellow citizens – and enable the differently abled with the Disability Certificate from the Government. This Disability Certificate is a ‘fundamental right’ of the differently abled citizen in India – that helps the holder obtains special pass concessions from the Road Transport & Railways. This program helped in bringing all the different government bodies together under one roof (shamiana) – whereby the time period for the Certificate processing was cut short from a tedious 3-6 month wait to a 3 hour speedy process.

The ii volunteer team ensured the presence and clearance from the necessary authorities of Government Bodies like the District Collectorate of Rangareddi District, AP; District Welfare Board, Mandal Development Office and Government Hospital Doctors.

The sheer joy on the faces of the 800 + fellow Indian citizens – on receiving their Disability Certificates at the Camp was a truly humbling experience for the ii-team.

Indeed encouraging the team to work that much harder to bring about a few Tears less.Ample testimony that there is a small way that even common citizens (like me) can help in Causing An Effect in the new India that we want to build.