Every year on 3 December, International Day of Persons with Disability or World Handicapped Day is celebrated worldwide with an aim to provide opportunities for equalization in addition to the development and revival of the disabled in society.
Participation and equality are given importance for the upliftment of the Disabled besides bringing awareness among the people about their rights, focusing on their health on the lines of ordinary citizens, improving their social and economic status.
The Worldwide program of the day is organized to assist the differently-abled, enhance morality and transfer the right to equality for the disabled. People from all over the world take part in it with great warmth. This great festival is celebrated by organizing an art exhibition which promotes the artworks made by the disabled people to show their abilities.
Increasing public awareness and understanding towards the issue of disability of persons with disabilities is an important goal of celebrating International Day of Disability. Helping the differently-abled to achieve their self-respect, public welfare and security in the society is also an important goal of celebrating International Day of Disabled Persons.
Apart from this, to explain all the issues of Disabled in all aspects of life. Promote their role in society, reduce poverty, provide equal opportunity, assist them with appropriate revival. According to a statistic, it has been found that around 15% of the people of the world are disabled.
International Day of People with Disability History
International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It is celebrated on December 3 all around the world. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
IDPD mobilizes support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities, promotes awareness-raising about disability issues and draws attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all.
UN agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector are motivated to support IDPD by collaborating with organizations for people with disabilities to arrange events and activities.
International Day of People with Disability 2020 Theme
The IDPWD theme of International Day of People with Disability 2020 is “NOT ALL DISABILITIES ARE VISIBLE“.
Every year the UN announces a theme to observe for International Day of People with Disability. The annual theme provides an overarching focus on how society can strive for inclusivity through the removal of physical, technological and attitudinal barriers for people with disabilities.
The UNESCO’s theme for this year’s International Day is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”. This theme focuses on the enabling conditions for the transformative changes envisaged in the 2030 development agenda for Sustainable Development.
UNESCO’s event will focus on the role of inclusive arts in creating sustainable and resilient societies where persons with disabilities will be entirely integrated as one of the main actors of our society.
How is it celebrated?
World Disability Day is celebrated in different ways throughout the world. Art exhibitions are held in India, where special artifacts made by the disabled are presented. Apart from this, speech competition, group discussion, skill demonstration programs are organized. Through all these events, there is harmony in the society. This year most programs due to Corona have to be online.
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