Svayam is an initiative of Sminu Jindal Charitable Trust based at New Delhi, India and works for promoting dignity for people with reduced mobility. It advocates an enabling & accessible environment for all. Svayam has been engaged in making various public places accessible to all especially the elderly and the disabled. Svayam is spearheaded by Ms. Sminu Jindal as its Chairperson, who herself is a wheelchair user due to a car accident at the age of eleven year that left her paraplegic and has personal experiences of the trials and tribulations of people with reduced mobility due to absence of enabling and inclusive environment around them. Her experiences lead to a focused action plan of Svayam to promote accessibility in community infrastructure, by way of access audits/appraisals of the public infrastructure and suggesting the access solutions to make these places barrier free and accessible to all.
This initiative aims at not only generating awareness about the trials and tribulations of reduced mobility populace (that includes the elderly, expecting mothers, mothers with new born babies as well as toddlers and the physically challenged) but also mould public and policy makers opinion in favour of public private participation in providing and executing accessibility solutions.