Rajesh Speaks campaign accomplished another *BREAKTHROUGH* on 26th July, 2014. While flying from Delhi International airport for U.S., Rajesh Bhatia experienced a dignified and respectful screening at the airport's security check point. The CISF staff screened him by using ETD-Explosive Trace Detection Technology. He was not asked to remove his prosthesis.
Thus far, this year this is is our 4th tangible VICTORY. Rajesh went through a courteous and a hassle free screening before boarding domestic flights this year on 9th June & 3rd July from different Indian airports. During the week of 9th June, Suranjana Ghosh Aikara experienced similar respectful screening before boarding a domestic flight from Cochin airport. We had kept you all informed of these positive developments through our following posts on Rajesh Speaks FB page:
Granted that we still have a long way to go in our campaign to ensure that all our fellow-beings (including children & elderly) with myriad number of disabilities and medical conditions are appropriately handled by CISF staff at the Indian airports. Yet these small tangible victories are our pathway to much bigger ones in the future. Our VOICE is getting heard by the senior CISF officials who are being thoughtful enough to issue directives to the CISF personnel for dignified screening of travelers with disabilities. We are very thankful to them for their thoughtfulness!
We are very thankful to all those who continue to support us in our mission! We could not have come so far in our mission without your support, helping hand and guidance. Together we will continue to strive relentlessly until the screening needs of all our fellow-beings with myriad disabilities and medical conditions are fulfilled!