The International Day of People with Disability is held on December 3 every year. It is a UN recognized day, which is observed all throughout the world.
World Disability Day aims at increasing public awareness, understanding and accepting people with disability and celebrating their achievements and contributions. It is being celebrated since 1992, when World Disabled Day was recognized officially to promote compassion and acceptance of disability issues and provide support for the self-respect, rights and better living of disabled persons. The United Nations General Assembly notified 1981 as the International Year of Disabled Persons.
Theme of World Disability Day 2020 :
The year 2020 has brought excess grief for the disabled persons who are not treated well under normal conditions. The COVID 19 pandemic has deepened their grief considering they had less access to health care, employment, in the community. The theme for this year is ‘Building Back Better’. The theme is shaped with an aim to form a disability-inclusive, sustainable and accessible post-COVID-19 situation.\