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Celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities at IGNOU

05 December, 2017

The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOUs) National Centre for Disability Studies (NCDS) is organizing a series of activities at IGNOU for observing International Day of Persons with Disabilities during 30th November to 6th December, 2017.

A painting competition was organized on 30th November, 2017 for the wards of University staff members on the theme “Sports for Persons with Disabilities”.  The children were divided into three age groups of below 8 years, between 8 to 12 years and 12 years to 17 years.  A total of 45 children participated in the painting competition.
A slogan competition is also being organized for all the staff members of IGNOU including those working at the Regional Centres across the country on the topic “Disability” where participants can send the slogans in Hindi or English.
The main function of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities will be held on 6th December, 2017 at the Baba Saheb Ambedkar Convention Centre, IGNOU where Mr. George Abraham, Founding Chairman of World Blind Cricket Council and CEO of SCORE Foundation has been invited as Chief Guest to speak on ‘Persons with Disabilities: A Human Resource’.  The winners of painting and slogan competition will be felicitated during the programme.