Kolkata, Oct 06: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday underlined the need to work together for ensuring that everyone with cerebral palsy was not deprived of the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else.
Taking to her Twitter handle on the occasion of World Cerebral Palsy Day today, Mamata said, "Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day. We must all work together to ensure that everyone with CP has the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else. "
World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families, and the organisations that support them, in more than 75 countries.
The vision is to ensure that children and adults with cerebral palsy have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in the society.
It is seen as an opportunity to celebrate and express pride in the lives and achievements of those with cerebral palsy and the people and the organisations that support them.
It is the most common physical disability in childhood and affects movement permanently. Its impact can range from a weakness in one hand to almost a complete lack of voluntary movement. (UNI)