Celebrating Voice of the Disabled

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, May 1:

The Nepal Disabled Human Rights Centre (DHRC-Nepal) celebrated the successful completion of two years of a weekly radio programme Voice of the Disabled and three years of a national monthly magazine Voice of the Disabled.

“The magazine and radio programme has played a significant role in the disabled people’s participation and highlighted the problems and needs of the disabled to make the general public aware,” said Dr Laxmi Narayan Prasad, senior social worker and president of Impact Nepal.

“The centre launched the magazine and radio programme taking into consideration that media plays an important role in promoting one’s rights,” said president of DHRC-Nepal, Sudarshan Subedi.

“The government should also support the radio programme, which is being supported by Impact Nepal and Handicap Nepal,” said Maheshwor Ghimire, general secretary of DHRC-Nepal.

Other speakers highlighted the need for such programmes to be sustained and supported by all sectors.The programme was addressed by Raghav Bir Joshi president of Federation of Deaf and Hearing Impaired, Kedar Rizal president of Community Support Association Nepal among others.