World Disability Day 2008 Celebrated in India

Posted on 30 November 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Cross-Disability, Events and Conferences, News, South Asian Region | Tags: , , |

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is being held on December 3, 2008. The following announcement relates to events being held in India. People are welcome to submit announcements about similar events in other developing nations for publication at We Can Do by emailing ashettle [at] — substitute the @ at sign for [at] and omit the spaces.

Subject: Please help spread awareness about World Disability Day 2008, India

World Disability Day 2008 is on:

Dear Friend,

3rd December 2008 is World Disability Day.

It is an important day for the 70 million people with disabilities in India as well as so many more all over the world. Some progress has been made in the area of disability in India in the last few years especially in the last 1 year. India ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and also the XIth Five year plan has included Disability for the first time in the History of India. However, talking about it and implementing it are two completely different things. NO steps have been taken by the Government of India to implement them. Even the basic rights of education, employment and access are not available to people with disability.

So why should we celebrate World Disability Day at all?

Do you want to do something about it? Please visit to know more about how you can help.

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Thank you to Mahesh Chandrasekar for passing along this announcement. People who wish to learn more detail about the events in India should please follow the appropriate links above. If you wish to submit your own announcement for publication at We Can Do, send me an email or leave a comment here with your email address in the email field.

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dear friend,
it is nice to see that we can asay something on the issue. You talked about india’s acceptance on U.N. Convention for the rights of persons with disability. it is good in theory. I read about u.n convention but while analysing found that there are almost none in the developing world a disabled person on law making body. U.K has a representative in its law making body of royal national institute for the blind. we are going on moon but on the surface we can talk much on disability issue. let me introduce me. i am dr. udai narain sinha, a reader in the department of ancient indian history and archaeology lucknow university, where initially before taking the job of a lecturer i was put under experiment with fixed honararia of rs. 1000/p/m- and my recommendation for a supernumerary post by university on call a report from government is a joke cut, because the same was not put in u.p. assembly in 1984 debate. my appeal for counting of those services also been rejected from all the corners. i am a nipun degree holder from bhatkhande lucknow apart from my Ph-d in ancient indian history and archaeology. my wife of gondia died on december 28 1985 at lucknow out of premature delivery while i was married on June 1985 and from another i have three children. recently doctor of a kanpur did brain mapping of my this wife, for which I asked money charged from University and applied for the same in commissioner disability office. i have one niece whose parents took premature retirement out of their daughter’s operation on post fossa midline at sanjaya gandhi post graduate institute lucknow. now she is unable to sit long nor she has a proper vision. i have read research papers and the last one was india’s move for the development of blind under social stigma at allahabad. i met the third president of india on this 23 september 2008 and submitted her all details along with my book and requested her that there should be someone amongst us in law making bodies of india to see the rules are properly framed to our concern. for the treatment of my niece the office of H.E. president of India at least contacted me today and said that they would find some compitent doctor for her. oh! when that day will come when we shall see the dawn of human values in india.?

good thought

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