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Sruti Mohapatra Gives The Disabled Opportunities She Never Had

Sruti Mohapatra Gives The Disabled Opportunities She Never Had
Sruti Mohapatra Gives The Disabled Opportunities She Never Had
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LISTING Sruti Mohapatra's achievements can use up reams. For starters, this 36-year-old from Bhubaneswar runs a study circle for students of competitive examinations. It's not just a business deal, it gives her the financial independence to pursue her chosen vocation in life. Sruti is a tireless crusader for the disabled, always at the forefront to secure a rightful place for the physically challenged in society. All this and more—from a wheelchair.

"More than welfare programmes, it's creating the right environment for the handicapped that will help them grow as individuals," says Sruti, who became a quadriplegic after an accident in '87. She's the founder member of SHARE (Shared Entertainment and Recreation) a local organisation that stages street plays, orga-nises treks, fashion shows and other activities for the disabled. One of the more successful efforts in which she was involved was 'Samara', a fashion show in Chennai, where 30 physically challenged persons including Sruti shared the ramp with the...

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