The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed on 3rd December 2012 at Maharashtra Bhavan,Vepery,Chennai.The event was attended by more 250 persons from Sukriti's partnering organisations-Andhra Mahila Sabha,ASSCOD,German Leprosy Relief Association India, Indian Red Cross Society,Life Help Centre and Sri Arunodayam. The program started with a light music concert by a Chennai based light music band "Chords".
Mrs A.Sivagami, Regional Manager/Head, Inclusive Education,Aide-et-Action was the Chief Guest.Mr S V Subramaniam,Senior Advocate,Madras, a long time supporter of Sukriti presided over the program.Ms Neenu Kewlani and Ms Sunitha Sancheti of Beyond Barriers Incredible India Tour team from Vijay Merchant Rehabilitation Centre,Mumbai were the special guests.
10 micro cellular rubber footwear, 6 tricycles,a cycle repair tool kit, a powered sewing machine and a retro fitted scooter was also given to needy persons.
The International Day of disabled persons was renamed as International Day of Persons with Disabilities by the United Nations in 2007. The UN theme for 2011 was "Together for a better world for all, including persons with disabilities in development". The theme was prominently displayed,both in English and Tamil, in the event banner.
Scope International and Savera Hotels supported the event.