Gurugram: Celebrating the unyielding spirit of specially-abled people, a walkathon, 'Walk for a Wish', was organised in Gurugram to celebrate International Day of the Disabled.
Deputy Commissioner Amit Khatri flagged off the walkathon from DLF Square Phase 2 in which around 500 people took part.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner said children with disability have unique skills and it is important that people understand their potential and show them the right path.
Referring to several schemes to help the specially abled persons, he said the government was making all efforts in this direction so that children or adults, everyone with physical disabilities, can get all the facilities on offer for from the establishment.
"Our main objective,” Khatri said, “is to raise the morale of physically or mentally challenged people and show them the right direction so that their role in nation building can get the required support. It is also the duty of all sections of society to provide special opportunities to differently-abled people around them and help them move forward with them so that they too remain connected with society."
He said if equal opportunities and facilities are provided to people with disabilities, they too can enjoy their life.
"Every disabled person has some kind of special talent, the need is to awaken their will power and boost their confidence,” he said.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated every year on December 3 across the world with an aim to create awareness among the masses to be more compassionate towards disabled people, make them aware about their rights and help in improving their lives.