Vice President Venkaiah Naidu instructed that World Incapacity Day must be renamed
‘World Disabled Day’ must be renamed as ‘Worldwide Day of Individuals With Particular Capacity’ as such individuals have made immense contributions to the society and proved that nothing may cease them from reaching their targets, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu mentioned at present.
He made the comment at a programme in Delhi on Worldwide Day of Individuals with Disabilities to confer nationwide awards for excellent achievements and work completed in direction of the empowerment of Individuals with Disabilities.
He mentioned the identify of at the present time ought to have been the ‘Worldwide Day of Individuals with Particular Skills’.
Vice President Naidu appealed to individuals in India and world over to contemplate his suggestion as specially-abled individuals have proved that they had been position mannequin for others and second to none.
“We have many remarkable men and women with special abilities amidst us who have excelled in a number of fields. Given the right kind of environment and opportunities they can make immense contribution to the cause of nation building,” he mentioned.
He additionally counseled the awardees for his or her “persistence and courage”.
Noting that India had the best numbers of disabled individuals, Mr Naidu mentioned based on the 2011 Census, there have been 2.68 crore such individuals constituting 2.21 per cent of nation’s inhabitants.
“I fear that this number may still be higher as many persons, specially because those with mental health issues, often hide them due to social stigma attached to these ailments,” he mentioned.
In a different way-abled individuals face extreme issues by way of their social and financial situations, he mentioned.
“As we have committed to build an inclusive society – a society that is respectful and sensitive to the needs of its most vulnerable sections, we have an onerous responsibility,” he mentioned.
To attenuate the disabilities from accidents, there’s a want to enhance street and office security, Mr Naidu mentioned.
“Road injuries caused 65 per cent more disabilities in 2016 than in 1990. I fear, if current trends continue, road accidents may become the leading cause of death and disability in the country. Therefore, we need to work seriously towards improving road safety and spread awareness about safe driving. Recent amendments in the Motor Vehicles Act are a step in the right direction,” he mentioned.
On training for disabled individuals, the vice chairman mentioned there must be a particular deal with inclusive and particular colleges so that every disabled baby will get good high quality training.
“Given the dimensions of the prevailing infrastructure to be made accessible, there’s a have to develop collaborative efforts amongst all stake holders for growing barrier free setting for disabled individuals within the bodily infrastructure or transportation.
“I urge the corporates and the personal entities to take all steps potential to make their infrastructure accessible to individuals with disabilities,” he mentioned.
Social Justice and Empowerment minister Thaawarchand Gehlot mentioned his ministry was within the strategy of implementing a Distinctive ID venture to create a nationwide database of all individuals with disabilities to assist them take authorities advantages.