The evening got off to an auspicious beginning to celebrate the 45th Adapt Founders Day with an effort to recognise and celebrate achievement in the face of enormous challenge.
Six awards set up to commemorate World Cerebral Palsy Day, a global event to increase awareness on cerebral palsy, were awarded to deserving candidates to help them achieve even bigger successes.
Ms Chib, the author of One Little Finger, is the recipient of the first Cerebral Palsy Day award in the category of civil rights instituted by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance of Australia. "The award is not for one person. It's for the entire movement," Ms Chib told NDTV.
But that movement to create a more inclusive place for those with special abilities is far from reaching its goal, in spite of the gigantic steps it has taken in 45 years. While a policy for inclusion may be in place, implementation remains a huge challenge.
"The police has been made and we have put it in the right place. But implementation, for instance Right to Education, teacher training... are yet to be done," Dr Mithu Alur, Founder Chairperson of ADAPT, told NDTV.