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Adani Group International Day for Persons with Disabilities Green X Talks Ahmedabad

Adani Group celebrated the International Day for Persons with Disabilities (observed on 3 December) with Green X Talks, a platform where persons with disabilities shared their remarkable life stories. The event held at Adani Corporate House in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on Monday showcased inspirational personalities who defied odds, redefined possibilities and turned the impossible into reality.

Jeet Adani, Director, Airport Business, Adani Group, said, “The Green which is developing.” A powerful symbol of extraordinary talent awaiting acceptance and development. It represents the resilience of the human spirit, the determination to overcome challenges and the strength to forge a path through adversity.”

He said, “At its core, Green

Ajay Kumar Reddy, captain of the Indian men’s blind cricket team since 2016, was one of the speakers. He led the team to victory in the 2017 Blind T20 World Cup and 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup. Reddy’s excellent performance played a vital role in India winning the 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup title against Pakistan.

Disability rights activist and social entrepreneur Nipun Malhotra also spoke at the event. Overcoming accessibility challenges, he continued his education and is now the CEO of the Knipman Foundation, a disability rights advocacy organization. Malhotra is a notable figure in the field of disability rights, having held various positions and made significant contributions to the cause.

The event featured a panel discussion on accessibility and inclusivity in the workplace. The panelists included the first Ph.D. Tarun Kumar Vashishtha was included. Visually impaired candidates at IIM-A; Alina Alam, founder of Mitti Café; Dr. Anita Sharma, a DEI consultant and India’s first female amputee skydiver; and Dr. Bhushan Punani, General Secretary, Blind Association and Alumnus of IIM-A.

Hearing impaired national level dancer Rashmi Patil gave the inaugural performance. Patil started learning Bharatanatyam at the age of 6 and has since become a national level dancer.

Bharatanatyam performance by Rashmi Patil.

Ankita Patel, a visually impaired singer with five years of professional experience, concluded the event with a captivating performance showcasing the extraordinary talent of persons with disabilities. Green X Talks also highlighted the importance of inclusivity and empowerment in creating a diverse and supportive society.

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