International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed by United Nations on December 3rd every year since 1992. The days aims to create awareness about disability issues and the dignity, well being and rights of the disabled.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude – Scott Hamilton.
Disability is defined as an impaired condition when compared to a standard individual of the group. Due to their different appearances or conditions, the disabled people have to face pity, discrimination, lack of employment opportunities and social stigma. But there are some organisations which work towards making the lives better for the disabled. Let’s know about 4 such organisations today!
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NASEOH is an acronym for National Society for Equal Opportunities for the Handicapped. Formed by a group of professionals, doctors and social workers, NASEOH serves the persons with disabilities by providing them education and employment.
UDAAN Welfare Foundation, Mumbai
Udaan Welfare Foundation is a non-profit organisation which provides support to the needy, mainly children, women and senior citizens. They cater the needs in areas such as health, education and nutrition. Environmental Issues are also addressed by Udaan.
Samarthanam Trust For The Disabled, Bengaluru
Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled is an NGO based in Bengaluru, Karnataka which caters to the disable by serving them with education, housing, food and vocational training. The efforts of Samarthanam enable such people to keep pace with the mainstream society.
Dera Sacha Sauda, Haryana
The socio-spiritual and non-profit organisation, Dera Sacha Sauda is currently headed by Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan. As you might have read in other posts, Guruji promotes selfless humanitarian services and one of them is ‘Yaad-E-Murshid Free Polio and Disability Correction’ organised annually. Super specialist doctors examine polio patients, conduct their surgeries and operations and provide them free calipers, medicines, crutches, special shoes etc.
Such welfare organisations which work for the betterment of lives of the under privileged restore our faith in goodness. Not only these 4, but there are hundreds of other active societies working towards this noble cause.
We can’t undo the way people get disability, but we can for sure help them live with it proudly. So go on, make someone smile for they are not disabled, they are just specially abled. 🙂