Dimapur, December 3: The Franciscan Sisters of St. Mary of the Angels (FSMA) joined the entire world in celebrating the International Day of People with Disabilities at Angel Home with the Special children and their parents at Signal Angami. Sister Tejohonu welcomed the gathering and wished everyone a Happy World Disability Day as we are disabled in some way or the other.
Rev. Fr.Jenson the Rector of St.Vincent’s Seminary led the gathering into prayer and in his short message encouraged the parents not to give up hope but believe in the abilities of their children.
Sister Riya explained the types of disabilities which enabled the parents to know the disabilities of their children. Sister expressed that they are amazing in their own ways and parents should see the abilities of the children and help them to develop it.
Some short video clips of persons with disabilities who achieved their goals were shown, which inspired the parents and boast the children to achieve their goals in life.
On this occasion the Angel Home also wished to “salute” and give a “Thumbs Up” to the parents for taking care of the special people with great dedication.
The parents of the children came forward to share their experiences which encouraged the other parents. Lilongla translated the entire event.
Mokokchung celebrates IDPWD
International Day of Person with Disabilities was observed at Ongpangkong Salang Hall, Mokokchung under the theme, “Not all Disabilities are Visible” with SE (PHED) Mokokchung Circle Er. T. Bendang as special guest. The programme was organized by Mokokchung District Disabled Forum (MDDF) in collaboration with Care and Support Society and District Election Office Mokokchung.
Er. T. Bendang called upon all to give public awareness and acceptance of the disabilities or differently abled persons in the society. “We all should celebrate on the achievement and contributions made by the disabled persons to our societies,” he said while calling for support to the differently abled.
Zerutso, EAC Mokokchung, Nodal Officer, SVEEP Mokokchung called upon the people with disabilities (PWD) those who have attained 18 years of age to enroll in the electoral roll and take part in election process by casting their vote in the election.
Imchawati Kichu (Advisor MDDF) gave the keynote address. The programme was chaired by Atila, Children Co-ordinator. Special gift were distributed to all PWDs who attended the programme.
(Page News Service)