Indian peacekeepers organize a day of fun for children with disabilities
Marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities yesterday, UNIFIL’s Indian peacekeepers hosted a group of children with disabilities in their main base in Ibl al-Saqi for a day of entertainment and social activities.
Indian Battalion Commanding Officer Colonel Jeevan B greeted the 40 children from the nearby Hasbaya district and other areas.
During the day, the Indian peacekeepers organized a dog show, a military pipe band display and games.
The visit was organized in coordination with local authorities and the charity “Centre for Care and Development.”
Around the world, more than one billion people live with some form of disability.
UN General Assembly established the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 1992 with the aim to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities, and to increase awareness about their situation.
Between their peacekeeping duties, UNIFIL peacekeepers regularly carry out various small-scale activities with the host communities in order to maintain and enhance their excellent relation.