International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Port Blair
7 Dec 2017

Social Welfare Department organised a weeklong International Day for Divyangjan from 27th November to 3rd December 2017 at Center for Divyangjan, Brookshabad. Events such as drawing, fancy dress, dance, Bal Sabha, sports, singing, musical chairs etc. were conducted. Valedictory function was organized on 3rd December 2017. Several stalls of handicraft items crafted by Divyang children were displayed for sale. The Chief Guest, Ms. Shashi Kaushal, Secretary (Social Welfare) appreciated the colourful programme. She felicitated the winners of the events and called upon all stakeholders to come forward to support the Divyangjan to fulfill their day-to-day needs. Director (Social Welfare), Ms. Geetika Sharma, motivated and encouraged Divyangjan and appealed to all to be empathetic to people with special needs and contribute in building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient society. The programme was attended by nearly 200 Divyangjan. The vote of thanks was given by the Nodal officer (Disabilities), Mr. A. K. Biswas.