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International Day of People with Disability: PM Modi salutes the spirit of differently abled individuals

December 3 is the International Day of People with Disability

Today is the day recognised in the honour of people with disabilities who overcame all challenges and broke down all the barriers in their way to achieve something in life. Sanctioned by the United Nations (UN), this special day was first observed in the year 1992. The day focuses on promoting a better understanding about disability issues. It is aimed at protecting and supporting the rights, well-being and dignity of differently abled individuals.

This special day calls for all organisations working towards improvement of lives of people with disability, governments as well as the community to come together and participate in events across the world to celebrate the progress and achievements of people with disability.

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This year's theme for International Day of People with Disability is based on promoting the role of technology in:

  • Risk reduction in disaster situations and emergency responses towards them
  • Creating enabling working environments for disabled people
  • Creating disability inclusive sustainable development goals

Disability in India: About 40-80 million people living in India are disabled. Further, lack of proper facilities, discrimination and lack of unemployment opportunities are the biggest barriers facing improvement of people living with a disability. Although there are various organisations and government schemes for such individuals, a lot needs to be done to promote their growth and development.

PM Narendra Modi today urged the citizens of India to pledge their support to individuals with disabilities.

He tweeted:

PM Modi tweet

He further tweeted, 'Today is a day to pledge our commitment towards our unwavering support to persons with disabilities & ensuring equal opportunities for them.' Let us all work together to create a world where persons with disabilities can scale new heights of success without any obstacles.'

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