Jalpaiguri (WB), Jan 17 (ANI): Three specially abled youths from West Bengal began a tour across the country on Saturday to spread awareness among the physically disabled on their abilities.
The youths from the Doars tea gardens of Jalpaiguri district will be travelling on wheel chairs.
All these three youths Ram Swarup Mahali, Binod Hautal and Sumit Mahali, being disabled, are on a mission to show the world that despite having huge handicap in their life, they have succeeded in winning all hurdles.
The locals of the region gave them a warm farewell.
"Through this tour across the country, I want to make the physically disabled aware of their abilities and assure them that even they are like normal human beings and have the right to live like them. I want to spread this message that no physically disabled should consider himself as helpless or weak. If they have the spirit to do something, they will definitely become successful." said Ramswarup Mahali, one of the volunteers.
World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982. India has also ratified the Convention.
According to the Indian Census 2001, 21.9 million persons of the country's total population of over a billion people are disabled, and that 7 million of these are in the age group of 0-19 years. (ANI)