In coordination with the National Movement a programme was launched for the implementation of the Disability Act with its notification in Orissa in 1997. Many branches soon were formed - some like Share: (Shared Adventure, Recreation, and Entertainment) which SMRC set up under the leadership of Gourang Sinha, our physiotherapist, in 1996, had a number of later day disability activists who began working on disability issues, Shruti Mahapatra, Innu Singh, Nilmadhav and Indira Pattnaik started with Share.
The forum spread to all Districts and carried out many Campaigns till DPI came into the State and decided they would charter their own course. So we wound up the Forum as duplication of scarce resources is never good.
This Advocacy work has found a place for the organization at the National and State Level. We believe that, we have an immense responsibility to prevent the legislation becoming a piece of paper only. Later the National Act also an Act, we joined in promotion at the National Level.