December 13, 2017

Disability denies 1b global people from full social integration

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye views the photo display of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye views the photo display of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

Disability in various forms has denied over one billion people of the world from fully participating in the human society, said Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye today.
Speaking on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities commemorative ceremony at the International Convention Centre-2 in Nay Pyi Taw, the minister said Myanmar is striving hard for the social integration of the persons with disabilities to restore their dignity, rights and well-being.
He elaborated on the ministry’s rehabilitation schools, special education programs and other social integration schemes involving intensive care, harm-free environments, public awareness campaign in the interest of the disabled.
He said rules of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Law 2015 will come out soon.
The government is in the process of implementing Early Childhood Intervention-ECI system that will find out infants with possible disability in various forms, he pointed out.
The minister speaking in his capacity as the vice chair-1 of the National Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities also highlighted the importance of all-inclusiveness of the human race for the success of any development program, calling for collective efforts for the successful social integration of the persons with disabilities.
The resident representative of the UN agencies read out the message of the UN General Secretary. Union minister Dr Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe, Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin, Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun and Deputy Minister for SWRR U Soe Aung presented outstanding awards commemorating the Day. Two troupes of the children with disabilities performed dances, followed by a group documentary photo session. —Myanmar News Agency

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