Editorial

This May, Celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday, 13th & 7th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on 17th.

We are in the midst of a very warm summer and the month that warmly celebrates Motherhood and honours Mothers all over the world. This year, we shall celebrate it on 13th May. I humbly dedicate this editorial to All Mothers.

MAY is also a happening and busy month for us at ChildRaise, with vacations in full swing and parents requesting for extra coaching/remedial sessions so that their children can make up for the lag. During the course of my teaching sessions I have come across so many wonderful mothers. ChildRaise takes this opportunity to salute them through this piece. It is moving to see them struggling & juggling with their daily chores, taking their child from one therapy session to another which hardly leaves them with any time for themselves. A mother gives up her independence, freedom, so that her child can be an independent adult. She casts her aspirations and desires aside. Her child's smallest achievement, development fills her with pride. She is ready to go that extra mile just to see her special one smile.

So true are the following lines written in praise of them:
"The mother-child relationship is paradoxical. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent"."A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary...". On 17th , we will be celebrating #GAAD- Global Accessibility Awareness Day. The dictionary meaning of "Accessibility" is handiness: the quality of being at hand when needed. The purpose of #GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital (Web, software, mobile etc) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.The infrastructure, technology, websites etc.need to be Accessible for a person with special needs for him to be independent in life. Our Accessible India Campaign is the right step in this direction.