It gives me immense pleasure to know that the Department of Social Welfare, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is celebrating “International Day for Disabled” on 3rd December 2017 focusing on the theme “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”. The overarching principle of this theme is to ‘leave no one behind’ and empower people with disability to be active contributors to society.
I appeal to the people of these islands to extend active support for creating an inclusive and enabling learning and development environment for people with special needs.
I am glad that Social Welfare Department is celebrating this day in a befitting manner by conducting programmes like cultural and sports competitions in different areas of this Union Territory with the active support and involvement of other stakeholders.
I extend warm wishes on this occasion.
(Admiral DK Joshi)
PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands