International Day Of Person With Disabilities Observed In Kokrajhar

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Kokrajhar, Dec 3: To mark the International Day of Person with Disabilities, a two day event with the theme “Transformative Solutions for Inclusive Development: The Role of Innovation in Fuelling an Accessible and Equitable World” was held at Kokrajhar Govt Higher Secondary and Multiplepurpose school Ground on 2nd and 3rd December 2022.

Organized by the National Foundation for India and co-funded by the European Union, the event was hosted by local partners Action for Inclusion and Empowerment Trust (AIET), SKI-Sido Kanu Institute, IDeA The Ant, FST, FSYN, and Kutchina Foundation.

To begin the event, a bicycle rally was flagged off from the BTC Secretariat to the venue Kokrajhar Govt HS and MP School ground.

A painting exhibition by the Sobha Brahma Music and Fine Arts College and Swrkhi Handicraft were displayed at the venue.

Students from various schools and colleges in Kokrajhar participated in presenting their ideas on innovation on accessiblity in education institutions by the community.

A discussion was also held where expert penalist participated and spoke on the topic.

On the first day, Digambar Narzary, Director Nedan Foundation attended the program and speak as a panelist and called upon the youth and students to bring the issues and challenges of the disabled people to the government. He elucidated that education is the only solution to break the walls of social prejudices against the disabled community. “Community mobilization is essential, starting from family, to raise awareness and sensitive the government on the matter, he said.

Jehangir Hussain, District Programme Officer Samagra Siksha Abhiyan, talked about various facilities and schemes provided to the disabled community by the department.

Asstt Prof. Kokrajhar Law College, Kwrwmdao Wary in his speech emphasized on the rights and accessibility of education for the community.

Well known singers Biraj Mushaharay and Swrjisuma Basumatary participated and performed during the cultural program.

On the concluding day today, Asmita Rekha Bora, Dotma Circle Officer, and senior journalist Preetam Brahma Choudhury attended ad penalist and spoke on the occasion.

Bora in her speech, mentioned that parents and communities should all come together and pay regular visits to institutions and check if they are disabled friendly.

Choudhury shared his personal stories in connection with people with disabilities where it helps to give special attention and help to people with special needs.

Morin Daimary, founder of Foundation for Stutter Youth Network, brought the event to an end by thanking all participants, donors and co-organizers.