International day of disabled persons is an international observance promoted by the United Nationals since December 3rd, 1992. The observance of the day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.
This day celebrates progress in breaking down barriers, opening doors and realising an inclusive society for all. Disability organizations, businesses, governments and the community come together to events across the country to mark the occasion and celebrate the achievements of people with disability.
The National Disability awards at parliament House recognize outstanding work of individuals and organizations that improve the lives of people with disability.