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Manipur observes Int’l Day of Persons with Disabilities-2016 observed.Disability is not a crime; without them the world is incomplete- says resource person

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Imphal, Dec 3: Handicapped Development Foundation (HDF), Manipur; Welfare Association for the Blind, SAKSHAM Manipur Prant in collaboration with Manipur State Legal Services Authority, Manipur have jointly observed the International Day of Persons with Disabilities-2016 under the theme ‘Achieving 17 Goals for the Future we want’ at Manipur Press Club, Majorkhun here today.
The function was attended by Dr RK Kumarjit Singh, State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Government of Manipur; Dr K Sobita Devi, Chairperson, Manipur State Commission for Women; Wangkhemcha Shamjai, President, All Manipur Working Journalist Union; Thangjam Sarat, Vice-President, SAKHAM, Manipur Prant and Y Brajamohon, President, Welfare Association for the Blind as presidium members.
Delivering the key note address of the observance, Dr Sapam Jasowanta, Secretary General of Handicapped Development Foundation, Manipur said that the day is being observed across the globe as the UN General Assembly had declared the 3rd of December as International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the year 1992.
According to record, said Dr Sapam Jasowanta the differently abled persons consist 15 percent of the world population. However, the group is still the most inferior and minority. The people need to know the problems being face by persons with disabilities and extend support in addressing the hurdles in the life of differently abled persons in their lives.
Senior Advocate, Daniel, who attend the observance function as resource person said that disability is not a choice of anyone and not a crime; without disability the world is incomplete. All the people in the world were sent by the God for common good and we should enjoy our lives at the fullest.
Government and various departments provide assistance for special and disabled persons, however due to lack of education among the disable persons, the community is able to enjoy the opportunities provided for them, said the resource person while appealing all the disable people to think positive and lead a happy life.
There is always a way, if we really want to do something. Disable people should never think that they are incapable and incompetent. They should dream for bigger things instead of spending their valuable time in disappointment, Daniel said.
He also mentioned that government and concerned department should also provide skills to unskilled disabled person for the betterment of the community and at the same time proper employment opportunity should be created.
As part of the observance, the dignitaries also handed over the post metric scholarship for persons with disabilities to all the beneficiaries.

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