Launch of ‘The Patang Project’ Book

A state with the best of provisions and services is struggling to truly include its children with challenges; this illuminating study apprises you of the heartrending struggles of the families of young children with challenges and measures that can make their lives less difficult.”
Anil Baijal, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi


Intellectual and developmental challenges include conditions such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and Intellectual Disability. Because the number of children with these conditions is seriously undercounted, their importance as a population group is underestimated by the government. To make matters worse, very few studies are available that discuss their lives.

In 2016, Amrit Foundation of India decided to conduct the first empirical study – The Patang Project – to gather evidence on the social and service barriers faced by children with challenges, their parents and caregivers in accessing specialized services. Patang – a symbol of freedom and hope – epitomises the courage with which these children approach their life and aspire to a better future. The survey covers the state of Delhi, the capital city of India and arguably, a city likely to have the best services anywhere in the country.

The findings of the survey are sobering. We look forward to discuss and disseminate the findings of this study during the book launch.


Date : 27 October 2017
Time : 09:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m
Venue : Lecture II, Annexe Building
India International Centre – New Delhi