GNLU Centre for Law and Society is organising a Special Guest Lecture on 'Disability Rights: Challenges and Opportunities' on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Mr. George Abraham, Founding Chairman, World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC) will deliver the lecture and interact with the audience.
About the Guest Speaker: George Abraham is a social worker. He is the founding Chairman of the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC) and the Association for Cricket for the Blind in India (ACBI). He is also the founder of the SCORE Foundation in New Delhi that helps several visually impaired people live their life on their own terms by providing them with employment and teaching them new skills.
In 1996 Abraham was chosen to run in the Olympic Torch Relay in the Atlanta Olympics. He received the Sanskriti Award in 1993, the Rotary Vocation Award in 1996 and the Rotary for the Sake of Honour Award in 2003. Abraham was elected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2001 and in 2007 he was chosen as a Limca Book of Records People of the Year for his contribution to Blind Cricket and his work with Project Eyeway along with the likes of A R Rahman and Mahesh Bhupati. Abraham has been featured on Discovery Channel's Discovery People. He was part of the Aviva Forward Thinkers 2007 TV campaign.
Time: 2.30 PM (please be seated by 2.20 PM)
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Venue: Hall No. 0.8, Academic Block, GNLU
You are invited to attend the lecture.