A different job fair. For those differently abled

Live-Connections is conducting a special job fair this weekend for the differently enabled. Called LivEnable ’08, it will feature companies in the IT, ITES and Banking sectors. Personally, I think it is a good idea.

In the words of Muralikrishna, who’s behind LiveConnections,

LivEnable ’08, a non-profit initiative that focuses on identifying resources among the Differently Enabled & Physically Challenged. They are conducting a job fair this weekend for the differently. It not only provides an opportunity to recruit candidates of employer’s interest, but also highlights the eminence of the company that provides equal opportunities.

The fair is on the 2nd February, 2008 at the MCC School grounds, in Chetpet. If you are interested in taking part in the fair, call 044 4391 1622 or check out LiveEnable ’08.

P.S. I know I have to respond to two questions on Madras Trivia I asked earlier. Will do so soon, with photographic evidence.

7 Comments so far

  1. Parthasarathy (unregistered) on January 30th, 2008 @ 8:45 pm

    Some interesting tit-bits on ‘Equal Opportunity’. The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) was an independent non-departmental
    public body, (NDPB), which tackled SEX discrimination and promoted gender
    equality. It was set up under the SEX Discrimination Act 1975 legislation that exists in Britain. It was started abroad purely for females to get ahead in the job Ques. And even disabled people were added as an afterthought. Now, most western countries have better statistics on females than males. It is a feminist organisation masquerading until the label of ‘Equality’. Shows how powerful feminist groups in India could be, potentially.

    Whatever the history may be, it is praiseworthy that Indian companies are willing to employ disabled people ahead of the job Que, regardless of other factors.

  2. builders (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 1:17 am

    hi a very good blog….for knowing more abt wht is happening in chennai , i knw….can u blogroll me….thanks…


  3. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 6:48 pm

    "differently-abled" — one of the more stupid ‘politically correct’ phrases.

    Having a twisted leg does not give one other abilities; being deaf does not make sight any better, and so on.

    It is an absurdity. In fact, to me, it is disrespectful to the very people it is aimed at. Calling them something else is discrimination in itself.

    Far better to stand up for equality for the disabled. Yes, not being able to use one’s legs is a disability and, yes, why should not such a person fulfil a working life with equal opportunity. There should be no discrimination against the disabled.

    In my UK mothercountry the disabled are still, often, the invisible in society. I have no idea of numbers, but it would not surprise me if some Indian employers did not do better than their Brit counterparts in this area

  4. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 6:51 pm

    Woops… bad typo there, of course I meant

    why should not such a not person fulfil a working life with equal opportunity.

    Apologies to those who took offence at my mistaken sentence. Blushes.

  5. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on February 1st, 2008 @ 6:53 pm

    Sheesh…. I was right first time, I’ve now introduced a double negative.

    I think I’ll just shut up and go away!!!!

    In case of any doubt: I am against discrimination.

  6. Dilip Muralidaran (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 1:58 pm

    Since this seems to be a right place for such a discussion, i would like to ask this question even though it may sound a bit off topic.

    Dear Chennai Readers,

    I’m a physically challenged person with Cerebral Palsy. I’ve always been confused because i don’t have an answer to as to why many of your do this. It’s simple, why do you in any function or public event that displays good will ALWAYS have a few physically disabled people like blind, lame, dumb, deaf, burnt or somehow ugly faced or hump backed SIT IN THE FREAKING FIRST ROW as a SHOW CASE PIECE. I have been such SHOW PIECE for i dont know, maybe 100 times during my school and college days.

    Why? Why do you insult us this way? Can someone please answer?

    Or would someone put this question on all physically challenged peoples behalf on this blog. I’m so damn itching curious to know why.


    Dilip Muralidaran
    Ex Show Piece candidate who no longer is cuz he make his own money!

    P.S. Trolls can give a shit about emailing me threats. I’m so already lame, don’t try compete with me. You lost before you started :-P

  7. DontheCat (unregistered) on February 13th, 2008 @ 4:31 am

    Dilip>just a thot process. Why didn’t you vociferously refuse to sit in the 1st row? Why did you allow yourself to be ‘insulted’?

    Well, it was very much within your control NOT to have been a ‘show piece’ . And if you hadn’t made your own money, would you have continued to allow yourself to be treated like a SHOW CASE PIECE ?

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