Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
This profile was prepared when Narong Patibatsarakich was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1989.
This profile is dedicated to the memory of Narong Patibatsarakich who passed away in 2016. Narong Patibatsarakich, himself crippled in his early 20s, is putting together Thailand's many classes of disabled people to challenge the age-old belief that disability is a matter of dharma, something shameful and a penalty for bad behavior in an earlier life. Instead, he seeks to ensure each person an equal opportunity to contribute.
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