SILCHAR, Dec 4 � In sync with the rest of the globe, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed amidst various activities here on Wednesday.
On the occasion, a meeting was held at the Government Girls Higher Secondary School to enlighten the students about the significance of the day. Bornia Das, assistant teacher of the school speaking on the theme �Sustainable development: the promise of technology� said that the continuous technological developments are helping the physically challenged candidates as they can avail artificial body parts which make their movement easier.
Dr Soibam Haridas Singh, the principal of the school and also the president of the day�s meeting said that no one is disabled in the modern day. �There are government schemes for the physically challenged which enable them to be a part of the society, instead of being looked down upon,� he added.
Ranjit Deb, the vice president of the school SMDC was the chief guest on the occasion. He said that technology is helping the physically challenged in a great way as there are modern facilities which can assist them to live a normal life. Champa Adhikari, vice principal of the school and other teachers attended the meeting.
The day was also observed by Ujjeevan Spastic Society, Barak Valley in association with District Legal Services Authority, Cachar on the premises of the society. Veteran academician and former principal of Teachers Training College, Dilip Dey was the chief guest of the day who said that the physically challenged must not be neglected as they are very much a part of the society.
Tinsukia: Along with the rest of the country, in Tinsukia too, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed on Wednesday. On the occasion, competitions of songs, drawing, recitation, etc., were organized among the differently able children of Tinsukia and Doomdooma under the aegis of the district unit of the Sarba Siksha Abhijan at Gobardhan Das Goenka Primary School here.
An interaction among the parents of the differently able children was also organized to share their problems, etc. Prizes were also distributed to the winning children.
At Snehalaya, an NGO engaged in assisting the persons with disability, the day was observed in austere manner with a function that was addressed by the Satridhikar of Adarsha Satra, Munmun Mahanta.
UDALGURI: The day was also observed in various parts of Udalguri district with a day-long programme. The Udalguri District Handicapped Persons� Association celebrated the day with a rally from Golmagaon to the DC�s office, while in nine schools the day was observed with processions and meetings on the importance of the day.
The Udalguri Girls� HS School brought out a procession of teachers and students along with their guardians and it moved around the town with banners and placards to mark the occasion. Later a meeting was held under the RMSA, Udalguri at the school auditorium with Rameswar Boro, a social worker, in the chair. The meeting was addressed by social workers Dr Rohit Chandra Brahma, president of the Udalguri district committee of Karunadhara, a trust for the poor and differently able persons, Meghmala Sutradhar and Dijen Bayan. RR Sapkota, general secretary of the trust, outlined the significance of the day and urged the student community to work for humanity at their capacity. Kamala Kanta Sarma, principal of the school offered votes of thanks to all present on the occasion.
Three differently able children were distributed cheques worth Rs 9,000 each on the occasion on behalf of Karunadhara for their treatment, while four others were given incentives of Rs 500 each in cash granted by the RMSA. Reports of the day�s observance were also received from Orang, Tangla and Khoirabari in the district.