On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, India has taken several measures to ensure a positive change in the lives of persons with disabilities (divyang), as he gave a call for collectively working towards ensuring opportunity and improving accessibility for them.
“In line with the year’s United Nation’s theme of “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World”, let us collectively keep working towards ensuring opportunity and improving accessibility for our Divyang sisters and brothers” he tweeted
PM further said “The resilience and fortitude of persons with disabilities inspires us. Under the Accessible India initiative, numerous measures have been taken that ensure there is a positive change in the lives of our Divyang sisters and brothers”. #InternationalDayofPersonswithDisabilities
The International Day of Disabled Persons is followed around the world on December 3. It was first established by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3 in 1992, the day is focused to promote the well-being and rights of people dealing with disabilities in every sphere of society and development. The day also aims to spread awareness of the situation in every aspect of social, political, economic and cultural life.
The United Nations General Assembly in 1976 proclaimed 1981 as the International Year of Disabled Persons. A plan of action at the National, regional and International levels, was called for. The main objectives for the initiative were rehabilitation and prevention of disabilities and equalisation of opportunities.