Kshitij Behl takes us on an inspiring journey to open Echoes café, run by differently abled people

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Kishitji Bhel, one of the founders of Echoes café, in an exclusive interview with PTC Punjabi shares his inspiring story and discusses the importance of inclusion and accessibility. He explains that he started the café not only to create job opportunities for the differently-abled but also to challenge the stigma that surrounds them. He emphasizes the importance of providing a safe and inclusive environment for the differently-abled to thrive and succeed.

Managed by a team of deaf and mute staff, this café stands out as a beacon of inclusivity. The food is delicious and the staff is friendly, making it a great spot for friends and family to gather. It’s a wonderful example of how the disabled community can be empowered to make a positive impact on society. It’s a great place to go to experience something new and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Their sign language boards at the entrance, flashcards with requests for frequently ordered dishes, and customer-friendly mechanisms are all great ways to ensure that everyone feels welcomed and included.