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Remembering Sai Padma: A Champion for Disability Rights and Social Change

In the annals of history, there are individuals whose lives serve as a beacon of inspiration, whose courage and determination leave an indelible mark on the world. Remembering Sai Padma, one such extraordinary soula polio survivor, disability activist, and a relentless advocate for social change.

Despite facing the challenges of a 70 percent disability, Sai Padma never let her circumstances define her. Instead, she channeled her experiences into a lifelong commitment to empower others and drive positive change in society. Her journey was marked by resilience, compassion, and unwavering dedication to the cause of disability rights.


Sai Padma’s work spanned various domains, from healthcare to education, from rural communities to urban centers. As an experienced administrator of Not for Profit organizations, she spearheaded initiatives focused on health and education in coastal-based rural, tribal, and semi-urban communities. Her efforts extended to administering and monitoring projects related to child labor, HIV/AIDS control, and the management of persons with disabilities.

One of Sai Padma’s significant contributions was the conceptualization and establishment of boys’ and girls’ hostels in rural areas, providing a safe and nurturing environment for underprivileged children to access education and pursue their dreams. 

Her visionary leadership as the Founder-President of Global AID ( aimed to transform the lives of persons with disabilities by facilitating mobility, accessibility, employability, and sustainability.

Beyond her organizational roles, Sai Padma was a multifaceted individual—a writer, singer, and fundraiser for causes close to her heart. Her articles on disability issues in India were published in prestigious journals, shedding light on the challenges faced by persons with disabilities and advocating for inclusive policies and practices. She also shared her creative talents through the compilation of poetry titled “LIFE” and the translation of Telugu short stories into English, enriching cultural exchange and fostering understanding.

On April 15, Sai Padma’s journey on this earth came to an end, but her legacy of courage and compassion lives on. India Startup360 and Millet Mart Community join countless others in paying tribute to her remarkable life and pledging to continue her great initiatives. 

In honoring Sai Padma’s memory, we reaffirm our commitment to building a more inclusive and equitable society, where every individual, regardless of ability, is given the opportunity to thrive and contribute to the collective welfare of humanity.

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