Rajinder Johar has been making the voice of the disabled heard for over two decades. In 1986, he was shot in the chest and the spine during an attempted robbery in his house, which left him paralyzed for life. After battling depression for six years, Johar started a biannual magazine featuring unheard stories from the disabled in India. But the need to do something more goaded him on and he started the Family of Disabled.
One of the long-cherished projects of the organization was to build a multipurpose centre for the disabled. Johar had spent all the organization's resources on buying land for the centre, but it was yet to be built. Then came the donations from the viewers of the show, which filled in the necessary gap. Family of Disabled was finally able to begin the construction of the building in Najafgarh, Delhi. At the centre, Johar plans to provide vocational training to the disabled on topics such as computers, cooking, tailoring and cutting, among others.
"We assure our donors that each and every penny given by them shall be judiciously utilized to better the lives of persons with disabilities."
- Rajinder Johar, Founder, Chief Coordinator and Managing Trustee, Family of Disabled
About Family of Disabled
Family of Disabled has been working for the betterment of persons with disabilities since 1992. It offers services like self-employment under Apna Rozgaar Scheme, sponsorship of the education of disabled students, distribution of aids for the disabled, and promotion of disabled artists and artisans. It works with persons with all kinds of disabilities, but the majority of entrepreneurs under ARS are physically disabled, hearing impaired, visually impaired and leprosy-cured people.