Sajha Sawal-470 Public Health

Minister for Health Gagan Thapa on Saturday expressed his commitment to take necessary initiatives to endorse the act related to persons with disabilities.

Speaking during a programme organised to mark the 25the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Minister Thapa said a committee would be formed under the ministry soon to work in the disability sector.

Sudarshan Subedi, president of the National Federation of the Disabled Nepal, emphasised on the need for effective enforcement of a Supreme Court order in favour of persons with disabilities.

According to the national census 2011, two to three percent of the total population of Nepal have some forms of disabilities.

A morning rally was also organised in the Capital to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been celebrated annually on December 3 around the world.

In his message on the occasion, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: “Let us work together for the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in an inclusive and sustainable world that embraces humanity in all its diversity.”


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