Application Form For Specially Design Vehicle

Rajiv Gandhi Access to Opportunities Program

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Rajiv Gandhi Access to Opportunities Program

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The World Health Organization estimates that more than 600 million people across the globe live with disabilities of various types. People with disabilities are subject to multiple deprivations that limited their access to basic services, including education, employment, rehabilitation facilities, etc. Widespread social stigma plays a major role in hindering their social and economic circumstances too.

According to the Census of 2011, India has 26.8 million disabled people, out of which around 15 million are males and 12 million are females. The Census also revealed that rural areas have more disabled people than urban areas. Most of the disabled are those with movement disabilities (20.3%). This is followed by hearing impairments (18.9%), visual impairments (18.8%) and mental challenges and disabilities (5.6%).

The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation believes that the increased mobility of a physically challenged person greatly enhances their access to education and employment. Based on this belief, the Foundation launched the Rajiv Gandhi Access to Opportunities (RGATO) programme in 1992. Through the RGATO programme, the Foundation awards specially designed vehicles to physically challenged young people. Since 1992, the Foundation has supported more than 2,900 awardees from 25 states and five union territories to access higher education and employment, attain financial independence, and gain dignity and respect in society. The RGATO project has received tremendous support from corporate bodies and concerned individuals too.

Application Form – 2020

Dear Applicants
8th January 2020

This is in response to your several queries regarding online Application Form for the specially designed scooter under the Access to Opportunities (ATO) Program for Persons with Disability.We would like to inform you that we are trying to mobilize the funds from various sources and donors for the ATO program. Please note that the application would be opened only once we get sufficient funds for the year 2020.

Please visit this website ( or call us at: 011-23755117, 23755118 in the month of April/May 2020 for further information.

Rajiv Gandhi Foundation wishes you all a very happy and prosperous New Year 2020.

Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
Jawahar Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001


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