International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Every year on 3rd December 'International Day of Persons with Disabilities' is celebrated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded the fortitude and accomplishments of Divyangjan. 

Important facts

  • The day is celebrated to promote the rights and welfare of persons with disabilities at all levels of society and development and to raise awareness of the status of persons with disabilities in all aspects of political, social, economic and cultural life.

  • The theme of 2022 is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fueling an accessible and equitable world.”

Background of the day

  • The day was initiated in the year 1992 by resolution 47/3 of the 'United Nations General Assembly'.

  • It aims to work towards providing equal opportunities for persons with disabilities through the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, more than 1 billion people worldwide are affected by disability.

What is disability?

  • Disability refers to a condition in which a person is unable to perform a number of activities in comparison to the normal standard of a particular individual.

  • The term 'disability' is often used to refer to individual functioning, which includes physical impairment, sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, intellectual impairment, mental illness etc.

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