Every year on the 3rd of December, the world celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Promoted by United Nations, the day is observed to permeate an understanding of disability issues, mobilise support and sensitise our community towards the disabled. Everyone deserves the chance to live a life of dignity in a peaceful and prosperous world. The observance of this day is an attempt by the UN and its member countries to make sure that people with disabilities get the rights they deserve and are well integrated into every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan (MBCN) A vocational training school for run under The Ponty Chadha Foundation, is also observing International Day of Persons with Disabilities in its own unique way. Come tomorrow, the students of MBCN will visit various locations in Delhi-NCR and meet people from all walks of life to make them aware of the plight and rights of the disabled. It is an initiative with the sole agenda of helping the masses realise that people with disabilities if given equal opportunities, can lead dignified lives as progressive citizens of the nation.
Along with staff members, these MBCN students will visit different places in the city, request people to click selfies, and give away balloons with smileys on them. Students would then share these pictures on their social networking sites with the hashtag ‘beyond disability’. Besides spreading this noble thought, MBCN students would also present a sapling to the heads of various institutes and offices, to be planted on this solemn occasion in support of their ‘right to breathe’.