National Awards for The Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Presented

Modesto Morganelli
Dicembre 8, 2017

Ronald Malai, president of the association, said, "We celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to voice our demand that we too should also get equal rights as guaranteed by the Constitution.".

Revered personalities from various spheres who have been persistently working towards the betterment of the quality of life for persons with disabilities would also lend their supporting hand by participating in the event organised at AIISH said a press release. //Karas governor Lucia Basson urged people living with disabilities to take part in all social and economic programmes of government. Parents, caregivers, clients and activists who have contributed either at an individual level or at an organisational level to bring about change in the lives of persons with disabilities will be felicitated.

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities provides an opportunity to promote participation of persons with disabilities.

However, when it comes to disability issues, Namibia was already showcasing best practices on the African continent, as the country signed and ratified the UN Convention on Rights, and this year was awarded disability ambassadorial country status by the African Disability Alliance. N. Geetha, In-charge District Disabled Welfare Officer, Mysuru, will be the chief guest.

The theme for this year's International Day of Persons with Disability is "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all".

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