A long journey campaign from Yangon to Mawlamyine by people with disabilities in wheelchairs launched in Yangon yesterday as a gesture of hailing the International Day of Persons with Disabilities which falls on 3rd December.
The event sponsored by the Kanbawza Bank was held the Kanbawza Bank’s Kamayut Branch-2.
People with disabilities from different societies joined the journey, and it will take for 15 days.
Speaking on the occasion, U Aung Ko Myint, Chairman of Myanmar Federation of Disabled Persons, expressed thanks to the KBZ Bank and its Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation and people with disabilities from different societies.
He also called for keeping cooperation in promoting ability of the Disabled persons and public awareness to the people. Daw Mya Thida Lwin, Deputy Headmistress of the Yangon School for the Blind, also pledged to promote the school’s efforts for interest of the blind nationwide. The event was formally opened Daw Nang Lang Kham, Executive Director of the KBZ Bank Ltd and U Thein Lwin, Vice Chairman of Myanmar Federation of Disabled Persons.
The event also aims to celebrate the annual event of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) which will fall on December 3.