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Observation of International Day For Persons with Disability

aaina organized a Programme on 3rd December 2013 for Observation of International Day for Persons with Disability at District Veterinary Training Hall, Phulbani. More than 50 persons with disability participated from Khajuripada and Phulbani. Mrs. Sujata Mohapatra (Livelihood Coordinator, aaina) welcomed all participants for this occasion and interacted with the participants regarding the importance of the day. She talked about the participation of person with disability in MGNREGA, and the type of work facility available under it. She shared different individual case studies from Kandhamal for their inspiration. She gave wider concept of Sramika Sangha and how Sangha will help them to fulfill their rights .The Chief Guests of the Programme were Ms. Manjula Pradhan, (CDPO, Phulbani) and Ms. Laxmi Das (District Coordinator, Mission Sakti, Kandhamal).

The Chief Guest Ms. Manjula Pradhan spoke on care of women with disability during the Pregnancy and after the delivery. She also shared how the person with disability cope with life at different stages and how in an ICDS center a child with disability can access the normal education as other children.

Ms.Laxmi Das talked about the different barriers in the society like attitudinal barrier and financial barrier for persons with disability. She stressed that lack of care and affection is the barrier for them in the society. She also talked about SHG Groups of person with disability under Mission Khyamata. She explained that if we honestly want to run the SHG then first we have to follow the rules of SHG and invest the loan in a right way. After that a Quiz Competition was conducted by the Participants on the subject of MGNREGA, Rozgar Diwas, and Inclusive Education. Mr. Gadadhar Behera (Block Coordinator, Phulbani) gave Vote of thanks to all the guests & Participants for coming.