ON December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been observed to varying degrees of success around the world. The observance of the day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities. The Persons with Disability (Divyangjan) community has been facing its own set of challenges. The condition of the Divyangjan in India is really worrying. Their social and economic conditions are also more difficult as compared to the common people. The Government has also introduced various schemes to empower Divyangjan, but only rehabilitation and educational services have established their identity in society. They are neglected in society and the perception towards disabled people is biased. Today, Divyangjan needs social acceptance in society. Foremost, they are people like us. Divyangjan can move forward with their challenges by the positive coordination of society. We should respect their diversity and boost them to come up in the mainstream. This is the need of the hour.
Amit Singh Kushwaha, Satna
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