Photos: World Disability Day observed across India

Updated On Dec 04, 2017 03:40 PM IST

Every year, December 3 is observed as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Recognised by the UN in 1992, the day is observed with a motive to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the rights of persons with disabilities.

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Sparsh, an NGO organised events for special children at a Presidium School on the occasion of the World Disability Day in Gurgaon on December 03. The observance of the day, proclaimed by the UN general assembly in 1992, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 04, 2017 03:40 PM IST

Sparsh, an NGO organised events for special children at a Presidium School on the occasion of the World Disability Day in Gurgaon on December 03. The observance of the day, proclaimed by the UN general assembly in 1992, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

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Mime artists from Hyderabad perform to mark World Disability Day at India Gate in New Delhi. The day is observed to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. (Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 04, 2017 03:40 PM IST

Mime artists from Hyderabad perform to mark World Disability Day at India Gate in New Delhi. The day is observed to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. (Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Mithilesh Patnaik, a dancer living with Down’s syndrome poses for a portrait in New Delhi. Bhubaneshwar based Mithilesh has won accolades for his dance programs in Odisha and aspires to become a professional dancer. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 04, 2017 03:40 PM IST

Mithilesh Patnaik, a dancer living with Down’s syndrome poses for a portrait in New Delhi. Bhubaneshwar based Mithilesh has won accolades for his dance programs in Odisha and aspires to become a professional dancer. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

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Dancers Mithilesh Patnaik and Shakti Swarupavil who has a speech impairment perform to celebrate World Disability Day in Delhi. (Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 04, 2017 03:40 PM IST

Dancers Mithilesh Patnaik and Shakti Swarupavil who has a speech impairment perform to celebrate World Disability Day in Delhi. (Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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Victims of Bhopal gas tragedy take part in a walk organized to mark World Disability Day in Bhopal. Three decades on, children born to those exposed to lethal gas during the disaster are still born with various physical deformities in what is today known as one of the worst Industrial disasters in the world. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 04, 2017 03:40 PM IST

Victims of Bhopal gas tragedy take part in a walk organized to mark World Disability Day in Bhopal. Three decades on, children born to those exposed to lethal gas during the disaster are still born with various physical deformities in what is today known as one of the worst Industrial disasters in the world. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

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A differently abled person participates in an event organised by Sparsh, a non-profit organisation in Gurgaon. The sports events were organised with a motive to give special students a platform for recognition, visibility and acceptance with in society. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 04, 2017 03:40 PM IST

A differently abled person participates in an event organised by Sparsh, a non-profit organisation in Gurgaon. The sports events were organised with a motive to give special students a platform for recognition, visibility and acceptance with in society. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

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Suvarna Raj, International Para Table Tennis Player and Medalist, activist for rights of persons with disabilities, during the World Disability Day Program at India Gate. Despite being afflicted with polio in her early childhood, Suvarna today holds four degrees and is an internationally acclaimed sportsperson. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 04, 2017 03:40 PM IST

Suvarna Raj, International Para Table Tennis Player and Medalist, activist for rights of persons with disabilities, during the World Disability Day Program at India Gate. Despite being afflicted with polio in her early childhood, Suvarna today holds four degrees and is an internationally acclaimed sportsperson. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

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