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The future we want

Shri Harish Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand release IDPD event T-shirt,
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Shri Harish Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand release IDPD event T-shirt,(right). In the extreme left is CBM Programme officer Mr. Dinesh Rana, followed by Mr. Manoj Bhatt, Programme manager The Hans Foundation.
CBM India and its partners celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on December 3rd through a range of public events to create awareness and highlight the rights of persons with disabilities.
The theme for this year was ‘Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want’. It underlined the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of these goals in building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities.
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10-years of CRPD

Shri Harish Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Dr(Ms) Bhupinder Kaur Aulakh IAS visiting CBM Stall ©CBM India\Hans Foundation
From Left to Right: CBM Staff Mr. Dinesh Rana, Shri Harish Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Dr(Ms) Bhupinder Kaur Aulakh, IAS, secretary of social welfare Government of Uttarakhand
This year the observance of the 2016 IDPD coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – one of the most quickly and widely ratified international treaties put forth by the United Nations to date. The CRPD enshrines the human rights principles for persons with disabilities and seeks to address social disadvantage experienced by persons with disabilities and promotes their participation in the civil, political, economic, social and cultural spheres with equal opportunities. Not only has the CRPD sparked a worldwide reform on disability laws and policies, it has also acted as a catalyst for disability-inclusive development, in which governments as duty bearers are held responsible for ensuring that persons with disabilities as rights holders are able to exercise their rights as active contributors to their communities.

An inclusion festival

CBM India and The Hans Foundation partnered with the Government of Uttarakhand for Uttarakhand Divyang Utsav 2016 from 2nd to 4th December to mark the IDPD.

The event was organised on a massive scale with the participation from state departments, central ministries and civil society, and grassroots organisations working on development and inclusion.

The event has attracted a huge participation from persons with disabilities as the government used the event for extending services and entitlements like health assessment camps, distribution of aids and equipment, issuing disability certificates, receiving applications for disability pension and the mobile court of Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities for resolution of problems.

CBM and its partners set up information kiosks to showcase the work and agenda of disability inclusion through a display of creative publications and visual branding.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat visited an information kiosk put together by CBM and spent time reviewing the awareness materials showcasing the work being done by us and partners towards disability inclusion.

Member of Legislative Assembly from Rajpur Rajkumar, Social Welfare Secretary Bhupinder Kaur Aulakh, Dehradun District Magistrate Ravinath Raman were present at the opening of the event. 

A number of similar events and activities were held in other parts of the country by CBM partners to mark IDPD 2016.

The Pratham Council for Vulnerable Children (PVC) together with Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport reached out to over 1,200 children with special needs and distributed travel concession identity cards. This will enable these children to travel free of cost and also strengthen retention in schools. The PCVC supports 2,200 children with special needs and the 'Pratham Open Basic Education Program' which functions in collaboration with National Institute of Open Schooling supports 800 such children annually. They aim to support an additional 3,500 children across Mumbai through this collaboration before the next academic year.
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Highlights of 2nd T20 World Cup for blind 2017 finals

The highlights of T20 World Cup for the blind finals held at Chinnaswamy Stadium Bengaluru, India


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