India Inclusion Summit

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India Inclusion Summit
Host countryIndia
Date29–30 Nov 2013, 28–29 Nov 2014, 20-21 Nov 2015, 18-19 Nov 2016
Venue(s)2013: Ritz-Carlton,2014: Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Bangalore,2015: Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Bangalore,2016: Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Bangalore

India Inclusion Summit an initiative supported by SAP SE, J.P. Morgan, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Allegis Group brings together thought leaders working in the field of inclusion to deliberate, discuss and take forward different talents available in the society.[1] The Summit aims to be an egalitarian platform attracting people from a range of fields. It mainly focused on 'Inclusion'- the idea that all people should freely, openly and without pity or sympathy accommodate any person with any kind of disability, physical, mental or intellectual, without restrictions or limitations of any kind.[2] The summit aims at sensitizing the public on issues related to people with IDD (intellectual development disability) & physical disability through cinema, sports, books and media and will leverage the support of these well-known personalities to further the cause of an inclusive society, a press release said.[3]


India Inclusion Summit 2016, celebrating its fifth edition is planned on 18 and 19 November 2016, at Park Plaza Hotel, Marathahalli, Bengaluru. For the first time, India Inclusion Summit is inviting fellows[4]

India Inclusion Summit 2015, in its forth edition took place on 20 and 21 November 2015, at Park Plaza Hotel, Marathahalli, Bengaluru.Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot was the chief guest and speakers included likes of noted musician Shankar Mahadevan, advertising and marketing guru Prahlad Kakkar, Advisor to US President Barack Obama Nipun Mehta, Advisor to US President Barack Obama; social worker and Padmasree awardee Dr. Uma Tuli, athlete and Arjuna awardee Deepa Malik, professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of Cambridge and forerunner in the field of autism research Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, and eminent actor and director Ramesh Arvind. Techies also unveiled India Inclusion Summit app to help visually and hearing impaired [5]

The third edition, India Inclusion Summit 2014, took place on 28 and 29 November 2014, at Park Plaza Hotel, Marathahalli, Bengaluru. Various luminaries attended the summit and Experiential accessibility like Sign Language interpretation, Live FM narration, ramps, accessible lunch tables, talking washroom mats, blind golf and gps navigation was showcased in the summit.[6]

The key initiatives that are taken in India Inclusion Summit are[7]

  • Support EnAble India’s creation of a virtual academy for differently-abled.[8]
  • Setup two new labs of Project Prayas by the Autism Society of India.[9]
  • Help scale Sampoorna Music Therapy School for children with autism.
  • Help provide jobs for differently abled through Association for Rehabilitation under National trust Initiative of Marketing.

Call for Action[edit]

EnAble India[edit]

EnAble India's mission is to empower persons with disability. The mission is founded on the firm belief that the disabled do not need sympathy, they need a supportive environment to grow and fulfill their needs, potential and dreams. EnAble India's core activities are employment of people with disabilities, pre-employment services, supplemental education, counseling and support services, consultancy and training for other institutions and NGOs and technology services. India Inclusion Summit is partnering with EnAble India to create a virtual academy for differently abled.[10][11]

Project Prayas by Autism Society of India[edit]

Prayas is a Computer and iPad Training Programme for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders; initiated by Autism Society of India, running in collaboration with Spastics Society of Karnataka, Indira Nagar, Bangalore. It has been financially and technically supported by Sap Labs India Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore.[12]

Speakers in Attendance[edit]

Prominent speakers among the India Inclusion Summit are[13]

External links[edit]

Official Website[edit]


  1. ^ "Empowering the disabled: India Inclusion Summit takes place 20-21 November". IBT Times.
  2. ^ "India Inclusion Summit". Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  3. ^ "India Inclusion Summit to push for an inclusive society". Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  4. ^ "India Inclusion Summit".
  5. ^ "Techies unveil app to help visually and hearing impaired". Times of India.
  6. ^ "India Inclusion Summit-Begins?". Retrieved 2014-11-29.
  7. ^ "India Inclusion Summit for Differently Abled-Promises New Paths". Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  8. ^ "India Inclusion Summit 2013". Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  9. ^ "Project Prayas by Autism Society of India". Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  10. ^ "India Inclusion Summit helps-disabled-persons-help-themselves". Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  11. ^ "India Inclusion Summit 2013". Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  12. ^ "India Inclusion Summiton Autistics Disabilities". Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  13. ^ "Prominent Speakers in India Inclusion Summit". Retrieved 2014-06-10.