INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY DAY
3rd December is celebrated as an International Day for people with disability. Since 1992, it has been promoted as an international observance by the United Nations (i.e. the UN). Throughout the years it has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. The aim of the observance of this day is to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of people with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. It was originally called International Day of Disabled Persons. Each year the day focuses on a different issue. The day recognizes the achievements and contributions of people with a disability.
Best Buddies at The Millennium School organized ‘The International Disability Day’ on the 10th of December 2011. TMS, Our Own Al Warqa, Manzil, Sathi and SNF joined together to celebrate ‘The International Disability Day’. The programme began with a motivational speech by Mrs Mukta Varma followed by “Nrityanjali” – a non-profit form of dance, was greatly appreciated by all. The Students of the Millennium School and their buddies put up an absolutely breathtaking Spanish dance with unbelievably accurate steps. A fabulous performance by one of the students from “Our Own Al Warqa School” was much appreciated by all. Various activities such as painting, sticking paper on pots and drawing as well were lined up for the children with special needs. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and interactive session. Thus International disability day has helped in integrating people with special needs into the mainstream of society.