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Tata Steel observes World Disability Week

Jamshedpur, Dec 7: International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is observed on December 3 each year.

IDPwD is a United Nations observed day celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

On this occasion, SABAL, an initiative of Tata Steel Foundation (TSF) celebrated the week starting from November 29 to December 6, 2021. The aim of the event is to create awareness and celebrate the indomitable spirit of Person with disability.

The event witnessed participation from Jharkhand (Noamundi & Jamshedpur) and Odisha (Sukinda, Jajpur).

Several activities were organised in Jharkhand and Odisha to mark the week.

In Jharkhand’s Noamundi awareness and sensitization program, Aids and Appliances distribution for PwD at Noamundi and online session on awareness on rights of person with disability.

In Jamshedpur, mega assessment camp was organised for person with leprosy in different leprosy colonies of Jamshedpur. Happiness hamper was distributed to 240 person with disability in Jamshedpur on December 3. Sports for CwDs at Carmel Bal Vihar along with felicitation of PwDs who participated in several competition.

In Odisha’s Sukinda awareness and sensitization program for Anganwadi Sevikas in Sukinda was held December 4. Certification of Person with disability along with rural awareness programmes was also held.

Through the above we are targeting to reach 500 Person with Disabilities, and awareness programme for 700 individuals at the end of the event.

Sabal Dignity through ability is an initiative of Tata Steel Foundation started as a centre in Noamundi, West Singbhum in 2017 with Enable India as Knowledge partner. Based on our learnings and huge need to reach out to Marginalised amongst marginalized, the disability initiative emerged from SABAL centre to larger disability related intervention of Tata Steel Foundation.

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