Day of Persons with Disabilities was celebrated with various activities
3rd December - International Day of Persons with Disabilities was celebrated with various activities. The event, organized by Disabled Assembly of Denizli Municipality, received great acclaim.
The program began with placing the wreath to Ataturk Monument in front of Denizli Governorship. Then activities were continued at PAU Congress and Culture Center.
There was opened exhibition, where were exhibited hand-made products, made by members of Assembly.
Abdulkadir Demir Denizli Governor, Osman Zolan Mayor of Denizli Municipality, Nurcan Dalbudak AK Party Denizli's Member of Parliament, Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Bağcı Rector of PAU, Şamil Çınar deputy mayor and President of City Council, representatives of many Associations of Disabled, people with disabilities and their families participated in the program.
Öztürk Özkan President of Disabled Assembly in his opening speech stated that disability is not just problem of people with disabilities and should interest all of us. Our expectation from the society is to share life with social solidarity.
Mayor Zolan conveyed information about disabled persons. '3rd December is the most beautiful and most meaningful day. Over the past 10 years, Turkey made significant progress toward opportunities for disabled and social state. We have not even dreamed about it. Turkey has implemented many of the tasks toward the social state and works to do more. In terms of Denizli, we implemented many projects in the sense of possibilities and opportunities. Denizli Municipality's the largest initiative is City Council. The pearl of Council is Disabled Assembly. Denizli Municipality's 'Disabled At Work' project represented our country in European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2012 Competition the category of Responsible Entrepreneurship. This important social responsibility project brought the prize to our country.
Abdülkadir Demir: ‘The event has a very great interest. This pleased us. We know that disability is in the heads and hearts. I congratulate Denizli Municipality for urban alternations and the new roads. I could not see Disabled Assembly in many cities of Turkey. In this sense, I congratulate Denizli Municipality.
Nurcan Dalbudak: 'In Turkey live about 8.5 million people with disabilities. For many years, problems of persons with disabilities were left without solutions. In recent years with legal arrangements we began and will continue to do our best for the solution of their problems.'
Rector of PAU also made a speech.
Then activities, organized by disabled association were demonstrated. Disabled showed how talented they are. Dance, theater, skits and folk songs attracted great attention.
Janissary Band show, prepared by the İsmail Tosunoğlu Business Training Center was one of the most acclaimed demonstrations. Çamlık Autistic Children Education Centre Folk Dance Team is captivated everyone by their show. Demonstration of Performing Group of Polis Amca Training Implementation and Business Education Center was breathtaking.
Educational Institution Making and Keeping Alive Association Blind School has added the colour to the event with dwarf's spectacle. Yeşilköy Hearing Impaired School attracted attention with the play, named 'Crescent and Star'.
Buse, Contestant of 'The Voice of Turkey' performed beautiful songs.
Boxing show of Çamlık Primary School was fun. Children of Hope Association presented a theater show.
At the end of the program, Abdülkadir Demir, Nurcan Dalbudak, Osman Zolan and Hüseyin Bağcı presented awards to winners of various competitions, organized for persons with disabilities.