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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sonia Gandhi inaugurates SAMARTH 2014, stresses the need to protect the rights of the disabled

Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi inaugurated 'SAMARTH 2014 -- Celebrating Diversity', a national festival for showcasing the abilities of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) being organized by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi on Wednesday. "This SAMARTH festival reflects the diversified culture of our country and also our sense of inclusiveness. Our system does provide every one with equal rights. At the same time, we will have to put in more efforts to ensure the rights of the persons with disability", said the Congress President in her inaugural address. "Development will be complete only if we include the persons with disabilities also in the growth process. It is necessary to make our lives more meaningful," she said.

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