Ayushkama Foundation held an Awareness Walk for Equal Participation of Persons with Disabilities . The event was part of the RPwDA 2016 educational series .
New Delhi (India), December 8th, 2022): On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD 2022), the Ayushkama Foundation held an Awareness Walk for Equal Participation of Persons with Disabilities at the Central Vista Avenue, India Gate, New Delhi.The group, which is actively led by Anubha Singhal's founder, aims to raise awareness and support for conditions such as Muscular Dystrophy (MD), a rare genetic disorder and neuromuscular disease that results in progressive weakness and dislocation of skeletal muscles.MD is also a constituent of the 21 disabilities of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act of 2016.According to a conservative estimate, MD is present in India at 29 percent of the population and has no CURE throughout the world.The global theme for 2022, which is to raise funds for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, is centered around the most creative and transformative approaches to inclusive growth, which specifically addresses the importance of innovation in creating a sustainable and equitable world.According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 1 billion people suffer from disabilities, and this number is expected to increase.The Ayushkama Foundation has been promoting awareness and support for people with disabilities in all spaces and working environments.The awareness campaign sought to bring together youth with and without disabilities, to foster an understanding of disability issues, highlight the meanings and challenges of various types of disabilities, rally support for individuals' dignity, rights, and well-being, and advocate for the necessary reforms to foster greater participation of persons with disabilities in all walks of life. Swati Sharma, an award winning host, hosted the discussion, and Anubha Singhal moderated it.She believes that each of us has the responsibility of making an inclusive India.The walk was enjoyed by architects who adored the renovated Central Vista avenue's handicap-friendly style.To encourage inclusion, accessibility and employment opportunities for people with disabilities are of utmost importance. The event included a Laughter yoga session, which was embraced enthusiastically by the audience, who cheered and clapped enthusiastically, boosting the awareness walk's countdown to the event.The walk included information on Disability and contact with Divya Kala Mela, a PwD startup.Over 300 people took part in the walk for an inclusive India, as part of the unveiling of IDEA's Swavalamban yatra.Volunteers walked the entire length of the Divyakala Mela, which was run by GOI and lined with PwDs running their stands, through the entire stretch.The walkers did sensitize tasks such as blindfolding and role playing as a wheelchair user. I think IDPD is the voice for people like us, according to Dr. Nonita Gangwani, a Multiple Sclerosis survivor, and it follows the slogan Nothing about us, without us.It's also a great place to honor our achievements and share them with others.Professor Anil Dewan, the School of planning and architecture's architecture department, made a statement that was timely: We are all differently abled from cradle to grave.We need to make our built environment non-handicapping. Swati Sharma said: It made me realize how little we talk about a large segment of our society.Accessibility will also benefit the elderly, making a difference to all lives.The Foundation is grateful to all volunteers and visitors for their support in making the event a huge success.