National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People

National Centre For Promotion of Employment For Disabled People is pleased to announce the recipients of the NCPEDP-Javed Abidi Fellowship 2021. These 26 youth with disabilities will be learning about the different nuances of advocacy and will put them to use ensuring an inclusive, accessible and empowering world for persons with disabilities. Through this initiative, NCPEDP aims to nurture future leadership for the Indian disability movement. The fellows will not only receive grassroot knowledge and hands-on experience of the issues and concerns of persons with disabilities but will also get a chance to conduct data driven and evidence-based policy analysis.
Aarti Batra

Aarti Batra (22) from Gurgaon, Haryana wants to work on “Mental health and well-being of people with disabilities”.

Abhishek Kumar

Abhishek Kumar (25) from Ranchi, Jharkhand wants to work on “Impact of Climate change on Disabled people”.

Alice Abraham

Alice Abraham (27) from Thrissur, Kerala wants to work on “Inclusive Education for the Person with Disability”.

Anjali Vyas

Anjali Vyas (29) Bhandara, Maharashtra, wants to work on “Health and Employment Policy for Disabled People”

Amit Yadav

Amit Kumar Yadav (29) from Etah, Uttar Pradesh wants to work on, “Status of Education for children with disabilities in rural India”.

Chaitanya Mukund

Chaitanya Mukund (26) from Panchkula, Haryana, wants to work on “Inclusiveness”.

Md Sadique Nawaz

Md. Sadique Nawaz, 23 *(Non-Disabled) from Hyderabad, Telangana wants to work on, “Health Issues of Persons with Disability (rare disease)”.

Ferdinand Lyngdoh

Ferdinand Lyngdoh(33) from Shillong, Meghalaya, wants to work on, “Employment opportunities for persons with disabilities”.

Gaurav Soyal

Gaurav Soyal (25) from Jaipur, Rajasthan, wants to work on, “Statistical Study about Economic, Physical and Financial Condition of Persons with Haemophilia (PWH) specifically in the sector of Disability related studies”

Indrani Adhikari

Indrani Adhikari (21) from Sonitpur, Assam wants to work on “Cross Disability Awareness and Employment of Disabled People”.

Javid Khan

Javid Khan (31) from Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh wants to work on, “Livelihood and Employment”.

Kavya Mukhija

Kavya Mukhija (22) from Sanganer, Rajasthan wants to work on, “Infrastructural Accessibility”.

Kavya Poornima

Kavya Poornima (25) from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh wants to work on, “Inclusive Architecture or Rights, empowerment, learning, mutual support, health, sanity and security.”

KH Budhinanda

KH Budhinanda Singh (23) from Langthabal, Manipur wants to work on, “Society and Participation of Persons with Disabilities”.

Krishna Yadav

Krishna Yadav (26) from Janjgir Champa, Chhattisgarh wants to work on, “Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in Rural India”.

Kumar Mahavir

Kumar Mahavir (24) from Deoghar, Jharkhand wants to work on, “Awareness on RPWD act 2016: Policy and Governance”.


Ngaungobe (25) from Jalukie, Nagaland wants to work on, “Advocacy for Educational Accessibilities and Strengthening Disabled People's Organization”.

Nikhileshwar Gugnani

Nikhileshwar Gugnani (20) from Betul, Madhya Pradesh wants to work on, “Implementation of Government Schemes for Disabled people at grassroots”.

Saurabh Prasad

Saurabh Prasad (20) from New Delhi wants to work on, “STEM based Education for Visually Impaired.”

Thaneshwar Nishad

Thaneshwar Nishad (27) from Thakurain village, Durg, Chhattisgarh wants to work on, “Outreach and Enrolment of disabled people in Government Schemes”.

Rohit Bansal

Rohit Bansal (25) from Kaithal, Haryana wants to work on, “Critical Review of RPWD act 2016”.

Sakshi Chauhan

Sakshi Chauhan (25) from Rishikesh, Uttarakhand wants to work on, “Accessibility to Education and Employment opportunities”.

Samriddhi Pandey

Samriddhi Pandey (25) from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh wants to work on, “Education for Disabled children under NEP”.

Sanya Zehra

Sanya Zehra (28) from Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir wants to work on, “Parenting and Education needs of children with special needs.”