Radio Udaan is a unique platform that provides a voice to the disabled community. Launched in 2014, it is run by visually impaired RJs and team members under the 'Udaan Empowerment Trust.' It is the only radio station run by disabled people and has been offering a wide range of shows for over nine years.
Divya Sharma Profile
Divya Sharma is the Content Manager and an RJ of Radio Udaan. She has been working with the station since its 1st day in 2014. She holds three weekly shows: ‘Inspirational Wings’, ‘Vocabulary Dose’ and ‘Mystery of 26’. The purpose of her shows is to spread optimism in the lives of people and to empower and enlighten them. Talking about her professional life, she is working in the freelance writing business in the corporate sector and has an extensive experience of 6 years.
Divya is also a disability activist, a Blue Belt in Karate (martial arts), a contributor to magazines and newspapers, a motivational speaker, a Marathon runner, a blogger, and guitarist/Ukulele player. She visits /colleges, schools and educational institutions to sensitize the students, faculty members and authorities regarding the rights of PWDs and how they can use technology to study, work and grow. Corporate organizations often invite her to their events & inclusion sessions as a speaker/guest (Both online and offline).
Some of the awards and recognitions she has received are: On 12th December 2016, Divya received Punjab State Award from Shri Surjit Kumar Jyani, Cabinet Minister, Social Security and Women & Children Welfare, for her contribution towards the disability community. On 14th august 2016, she received the 7th NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Award from the Central Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri K P Gurjar, in New Delhi. She also received an Award of Honour from National Fertilizers Limited for her achievements in August 2016. Divya has also been featured on many prestigious platforms:
- Divya was featured on BRUT India Platform -
- Featured in Being You Book and Online Platform-
- Featured in Newz Hook - https://newzhook.com/story/21592/
- Featured in Women of Courage –
- Featured in Hindustan times-
- Featured on the cover of the April 2023 Edition of an International Magazine ‘The Holistic Pine’. (You can buy Kindle version or hard copy of The Holistic Pine)
Divya strongly believes in her self-written quote: “Your energy echoes even before you speak anything.”