President presents National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd December), President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. This award function was organized was by the Department of Disability Affairs at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
President also inaugurated the first Interactive Web Portal Swavlamban.info made by the Department of Disability for Disabled Persons.
About International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Since 1992, International Day of Persons with Disabilities is promoted by the United Nations on 3rd December. It was originally called “International Day of Disabled Persons”. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
Theme for International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2014 is Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all.