World Cerebral Palsy Day - 6 October

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World Cerebral Palsy Day is observed every year on 6 October.

An Overview of the News

  • The day aims to promote greater inclusion and understanding of cerebral palsy.

  • The theme of World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023 is "Stronger Together".

  • Emphasizes unity, cooperation, and mutual support within the cerebral palsy community.

Festivals in India:

  • It is celebrated by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPWD) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

  • The focus has been on creating awareness about cerebral palsy through various programs nationwide.

What is Cerebral Palsy (CP):

  • It is a condition that affects muscle control, body balance, and brain development.

  • It is classified as a disability because of its impact on mental and physical abilities.

  • More than 7 million people are affected globally each year.

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