'Every one has a problem. The only difference is that mine's visible while other's isn't' - Nipun Malhotra, CEO
'It's important to judge Persons with Disabilities for what they can do, not for what they can't do' - Priyanka Malhotra, Managing Trustee
Nipman Foundation works in the areas of Health, Dignity and Happiness for Persons with Disabilities and for the underprivileged sections of the society.
Accessibility – Nipman Foundation is the accessibility partner of Confederation of Indian Industry and conducts Access Audits for some of India’s leading business houses like the Tata’s. We’ve also at Deloitte, Accenture, Goldman Sachs etc. We’re access partners to Jaipur Literary Festival, Serendipity Arts Festival, NH7 Weekender and the Auto Expo. We worked with India’s biggest restaurant aggregator Zomato to add wheelchair access filters to restaurants. The Foundation CEO has filed a case against the Delhi government in the Delhi High Court demanding a mobility audit of Delhi. The Foundation worked with CISF and BCAS to ease security procedures for
Affordability – The Foundation runs a crowd-sourcing platform connecting donors to those who cannot afford wheelchairs, Wheels For Life (www.wheelsforlife.in). When the Goods and Services Tax came into effect on 1st July 2017, disability aids that were earlier tax-free came under the 5% tax ambit. We filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court of India demanding the tax on disability aids be reversed. The Court has issued notice to the central government.
Attitudes – The Foundation CEO authored a comic ‘No red card for the disabled’ on the theme of inclusion for school children. On World Disability Day 2015, Flipkart (India’s biggest E – Commerce website) shipped this comic for free to any customer who bought a book on their website. Our annual flagship event, ‘Nipman Foundation – Microsoft Equal Opportunity Awards recognise organisations making significant contributions to the disabled in the workspace and lifestyles.
To be an Enabler to the Disabled and Ensure that they can live Productive and Happy Lives.
To ensure that the disabled live Complete Lives, have Mobility Devices and Aids that ensure their Independence, Jobs to Flourish and an Ecosystem that providesfor Dignity and Happiness.