International Day of Persons with Disability

International day of persons with disability is celebrated internationally on 3rd of December every year. It is promoted as an international observance day by the United Nations since 1992. The day is mainly celebrated to promote persons with disabilities and to encourage them. It acts as a platform to remove the social stigma towards them. Since 1992, it has been celebrated every year till this year with a lot of success all over the world. Disability
This day is used for holding discussions, forums and campaigns relating to disability. Communities are encouraged to organize meetings, talks, and even performances in their local areas. The activites can range from hosting a musical to a play, with disabled people being involved in these productions. The overall aim is to show non-disabled people that a person with a disability can be a vibrant member of society.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities will focus on
• Increasing the awareness and understanding of people towards the disability issues of disabled people.
• Supporting the disabled people to get their self-respect, rights, welfare and security in the society.
• Addressing all the issues of disabled person in all the aspects of life.
• Analyzing whether the rules and regulations implemented by the government organizations are working or not.
• Assisting them with proper rehabilitation, offering equal opportunities, lessening poverty and encouraging their role in the society.
• Their health, well being, education and social dignity.
Every year a theme is followed while observing this day. The theme last year was “Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all”.
The theme this year is “Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology”. This theme will focus on the role of technology in
– Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Responses
– Creating Enabling Working Environments
– Disability-Inclusive, Sustainable Development Goals
It is found that approximately 15% of the total population of the world are disabled people and 80% live in developing countries. People with the disabilities come under “the world’s largest minority” and faces a lot of obstructions in all the aspects of life because of the lack of proper resources and rights for them. The irony is they aren’t being considered as one in the society. But some of them might have amazing skills which never got exposed to the world. The Paralympics are a great example of how disabled people can show off their talents to the rest of the world. So, it is very necessary to celebrate this event to get people aware about the real condition of the people with disabilities.

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