According to the Census 2001, there are 2.19 crore persons with disabilities in India which is 2.13 percent of the total population. The disabilities in India include hearing, speech, locomotor, and mental disabilities. Seventy-five percent of the persons with disabilities used to live in rural areas. Lots of initiatives have been taken in India to promote the empowerment of the disabled. The Government of India has develop a comprehensive “National Policy for Persons with Disabilities” in February 2006. The Constitution of India confirm equality, freedom, Justice and dignity of all individual, including persons with disabilities.
03-12-2007: International Day of Disabled Persons Postage Stamp
3rd December is the annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons. Its aim is to promote the understanding of disability. The concern of the day is based on the goal of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in society. To buy Indian stamp visit our website Philacy.com.