International day of persons with disabilities was celebrated on 3rd December 2016 at Kalasapakkam Panchayat Union Conference hall, Kalasapakkam block, Block Development officer Mr. P. Sathyamoorthy was a chief guest of the day.
Mr. Rama Perumal, Director of SINAM was a chairperson for the programme. In his talk, he was appreciated the effective participation of various key stakeholders in the programmes of disabled people in SINAM. Subsequent to this, Ms. V. Poonkodi, co-ordinator of SINAM gave a welcome address. Others who participated as a guest of honour are listed below.
· Mr. Palani, Deputy Block Development Officer, Kalasapakkam block development office.
· Mr. Pattusamy, Special Group Co-ordinator, SINAM.
· Mr. Devendiran, Special Group Co-ordinator, SINAM.
· Ms. Geetha, Special Group Co-ordinator, SINAM.
Block development co-ordinators of Kalasapakkam, Vembakkam, Thandrampet and the facilitators of the disabled people in every panchayat of different three blocks, particpated.
The chief guest Mr. Sathiyamoorthy has indicated that there is a difference between physical disability and mental disability. The participants assembled here are the physically disabled people not mentally disabled people. So you are capable of doing various activities to generate income for your livelihood. Government, NGOs, Banks and other number of organisations are providing various inputs for the life improvement and development of differently abled people. You should come forward to utilise various opportunities and resources available for the differently abled people. Your mind should be clear that you can win in your life and career. When you suceed the entire society will appreciate and admire you. Let your life be the sense of inspiration to others. He wished for the bright future. 50 persons with physical disabilities participated in the programme. Ms. Jagadeewsari, SINAM Field staff provided vote of thanks. (Rama Perumal) Director