Helen Keller’s Day Celebrated on 27th June

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Helen Keller Day is a commemorative day to celebrate the birth of Helen Keller, observed on June 27 annually. Although Helen Keller was born deaf and blind, she persevered in life and achieved her goals. She became a prolific writer, published numerous books, founded the “American Foundation for the Blind,” and served as an advocate for people with disabilities. Thanks to advances in science and technology, blind and deaf people are able to lead full and productive lives. On Helen Keller Day, we recognize the progress that has been made in supporting and accommodating individuals with disabilities. It’s a reminder that everyone has potential and can contribute greatly to society.

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India is the nodal body to look after all the development agenda of Persons with Disabilities of the country with an objective of highlighting the achievements of Helen Keller and inspiring the stakeholders especially the Divyangjans, the department observed the Helen Keller’s Day on 27th June 2023, through the institutions associated with it by conducting various events at more than 50 places across India.

Awareness Generation Programmes, Seminars & Workshops, an Audio Video programme by the Institute’s community radio station 91.2 NIVH Hello Doon, Webinars, Sports Activities, Quiz Competitions were organized across the country to observe the Helen Keller’s Day on 27thJune 2023,



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