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International Day of PwDs observed at Tura


The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed on Saturday at Monfort Centre for Education, Danakgre near here, a day ahead since the day falls on Sunday.

Officials from District Medical & Health Office, Tura, District Legal Services Authority, staff and students of Monfort Centre for Education and differently abled persons and their caretakers from the district attended the function,  a statement said.

The programme was organised by the District Social Welfare Office, West Garo Hills,  in collaboration with District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) and Monfort Centre for Education on the theme “United in action to rescue and achieve the SDGs for, with and by persons with disabilities”.

Addressing the gathering as Chief Guest, the District Medical and Health Officer, Dr. B Debbarma, informed that the day is dedicated to promote the rights and well-being of  persons with disabilities. He further highlighted the importance of inclusivity, accessibility and equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities, while also celebrating their achievements and contributions to society and mentioned that the Centre along with the state government provides various financial assistance under different schemes for their benefit.

The District Social Welfare Officer Silje A Sangma highlighted that the day is observed to raise awareness about the equal opportunities to be given to persons with disabilities so that they can participate equally and effectively in society without any barriers. Mentioning the theme of disability day, she said that everyone should work together to make the world better for people with disabilities. Further, she also informed that the persons with disabilities should obtain disability certificate, Aadhar number and other necessary documents for availing various financial aid provided by the government.

Earlier, the Medical Team from District Medical & Health Office, Tura assisted in health check up of the persons with disabilities during the programme.

Various songs and dance items were presented by physically challenged students of Monfort Centre of Education, Tura.

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