World celebrating International Day of people with Disabilities
Source :NewsBharati   Date :03-Dec-2018





New Delhi- DEC 3: International Day of People with Disability is held on 3rd December every year.

IDPwD is United Nations sanctioned day that is, celebrated throughout the globe. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

Each year UN announces a theme to observe for International Day of People with Disability. This has been occurring since 1992 when, the General Assembly proclaimed 3rd December as International Day of People with Disability.

This year’s theme is ‘empowering persons of disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’. According to UN, 2018’s theme focuses on empowering people with disabilities for an inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as a part of 2030 agenda of sustainable development.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. The Report provided by UN is an evidence base for disability-inclusive policy-making, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of an inclusive, accessible and sustainable global development agenda.

On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Vice President M Venkiah Naidu will confer the National Awards today on Individuals, Institutions, Organizations, States and Districts for their outstanding achievements and work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

In Chennai, For the third year in a row, people with disabilities, will be able to access the Marina Beach on International Day of People with Disability which falls on Monday. The ramp leading to the shore will be open for PwDs till Friday.