The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) has joined hands with global software major Accenture to organise a national event for the brightest disabled students of the country.

The “National Convention of Youth with Disabilities” will be held here on November 9 and 10.

The event aims to expose the youth to the social sector movement in India in order to identify and inspire next-generation leadership of not just the Indian disability sector but also those who would be agents of change in other fields.

“We are painfully aware that very few persons with disabilities make it to higher education in India. In fact, a majority of them just fall aside due to inaccessibility of curriculum or infrastructure or built environment or just plain poverty. Participants at this Convention are people with great perseverance who, despite all odds, have been able to make it to the top,” Javed Abidi, Honorary Director of NCPEDP, said in a statement on Wednesday.

NCPEDP has previously organised three editions of the Convention in 2013, 2014 and 2015.