International Day of Disabled people with Disability Celebrated

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Jammu: To commemorate the 22nd International Day of Disabled People and spread the message of this year theme” Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology” diverse activities related to the day were carried out by specially able children at the Amar Singh Club Jammu here today with enthusiasm and fervor.

Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sh. Shantmanu, IAS showed his support by joining the celebration as Chief Guest on the occasion along with Sh. Sameer Bharati IFS Conservator officer for forests, Sh. R C Puri Secretary Indian Red Cross Jammu Region, Sh. Siddhart Sharma Secretary Amar Singh Club, Sh. B.B Raina Chairman Pelican cables, Hemu Karki Art of living Instructor, Akhila Magotra Educationist, Vikrant Dogra Secretary FIBDO, Hitesh Badyal President Nirvana Academy, Ashq Malik and Sh. Vikul Gupta Chairman State Analyst and Arivan Group.

The event was organized jointly by Disabled care Foundation, Nirvana Academy A Cultural club and Mind Scape Environmental & Educational trust In collaboration with the Amar Singh Club Jammu. Event was supported by Indian Red Cross society Jammu region , Little Millennium Play way Schools along with FIBDO, The strings, SNS fitness Club, JMU Plus Social networking partner and Darpan Beauty Parlour.

Breaking down disability barriers to celebrate the day as many as 45 children from various special schools of Jammu namely St. John’s Rehabilitation Centre Mandal, Sahara Special School, ASHA/AWWA Special School, J& K Samaj Kalyan Kendra, Aasra Special School and Sahyog India School displayed skills of their talent and spellbound everyone with their performances. All the participants were awarded medals along with certificate of participation on the occasion.

The program started with the lighting of lamp by the chief guest followed by the welcome address by Umesh Sharma Chairperson disabled care foundation. Umesh while speaking highlighted issues lack of infrastructural facilities and participation of civic society for upliftment of such children. The celebration of the day was comprised of the two events namely “Guldasta of Display of talent” by specially able children and “Saluting the Star of Person with Disability” with Award of Honour for their distinct achievements in their respective fields.

15 Person with Disabilities were also honored on the occasion who has achieved a distinction in field of activities like Art, Music, Culture, education & sports,. They included Mohinder Badyal, Rahul Kumar, Irshad Hussain, Sanjay Kumar, Suraj Singh , Nek Ram, Dev idayal ,Raj Kumar Gupta, Poonam Sharma, Akarshak Sharma, Narinder Singh, Vivek Khajuria and Rohit Sharma .

Hitesh Badyal President Nirvana Academy while expressing their gratitude thanked Sh. Shantmau Divisional commissioner for his support and kind gesture who inspire of his busy schedule was kind enough to spend some time with such privileged children and showering his blessing like he did last year too. Prominent among the others were Naresh Sharma Chairman Strings, Shobha jee, Nishant Sharma, Rita Gupta, Aarti Mahajan and Ashwani Jojhra.

International Day of People with disability is United Nations Initiative which is celebrated every year on December 3 all over world with the aim to increase awareness and understanding of the challenges faced by people with disability. It’s day about highlighting the importance of providing support to allow people with disability to enjoy full participation in all aspects of life.