Kadam 3 is a national mega discoverability awareness raising campaign , an initiative of National Trust of India organized in Manipur by Spastic Society of Manipur with support of Government of Manipur
Spastic Society of Manipur had organized the Badhte Kadam 2 in November 2010, with support from the State Govt. of Manipur and Assam Rifles and had bagged the Best State Award for the Best Campaign 2010 due to its professional and innovative approach.
This year Badhte Kadam 3 is scheduled from 14th Nov-3rd Dec. 2011 in 7 districts of Manipur in regions not covered before including Tamenlong, Sugnu & Moreh . The theme is “Get involved, Share a few moments of your life with us “.Also we are to launch MARUP (friends club for disabled persons ) in Manipur with the aim of creating a network of persons who will volunteer to educate, entertain and empower persons with disabilities in the state.
With the vision that “No disabled person is left alone and neglected in the society” and a mission to create a network of friends all over the State to achieve inclusion and community participation of persons with disabilities the Badhte kadam team will visit schools and colleges in seven districts and conduct awareness programmes with games, quiz show, talent show ,poster and photo exhibition .
MARUP is a network of non disabled persons who volunteered to be friends of the disabled persons in the community and contribute some time and energy whenever possible to be with them, entertain them, share experiences with them, aid them in activities of daily living ,livelihoods, advocate and provide non formal educational activities and physical support to the disabled persons and the family members in whatever capacity they can voluntarily without desire of personal financial gains.
Many people with disabilities continue to lack connections beyond their relationships with their families and other people in the human service settings they attend. This reflects a history of discrimination against people with disabilities which is expressed in multiple barriers to social integration.
To truly integrate them in the society they need to have a good, diverse social networks with positive involvement of non disabled persons in all aspects of life.
Through Badhte Kadam , we want to create awakening in the society especially to the students regarding our changing lifestyles that causes disabilities and that they also have duties and responsibilities towards their fellow men who are less fortunate and together we can help them live a life of dignity and happiness.
[box colo=”info”] The press release is sent to Kanglaonline by Spastic Society Manipur[/box]