It is estimated officially that over 10% of India’s children’s population has some form of disability. If we go with figures from nongovernmental organisations working in this sector, some of them peg this number to as high as 20%. What it means effectively is that one out of every five children in our country has some form of disability or handicap that prevents them from leading an at-par normal life. Even if we go with government data, it is 1:10, which is also a very large number considering we have over 300 million young children in India. The question that begs an answer with this startling statistic is where are these children, and which schools do they go to? The answer is as mysterious as the statistics.
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