Payvand.com - December 3, 2009 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In honor of this day, the first monument for the disabled has been installed in Mellat Park in Tehran. The monument was officially unveiled on November 29 in the presence of the designer Dariush Mokhtari, the officials of the Welfare organization, and several disabled people.
The famous poem of Iranian poet Sadi is also inscribed on the monument:
All Adam's race are members of one frame;
Since all, at first, from the same essence came.
When by hard fortune one limb is oppressed,
The other members lose their wonted rest:
If thou feel'st not for others' misery,
A son of Adam is no name for thee.
From Saadi's The Gulistan (The Rose Garden) translated by Edward B. Eastwick
International Day of Persons with Disabilities: The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues, the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities. The Day provides an opportunity to mobilize action to achieve the goal of full and equal enjoyment of human rights and participation in society by persons with disabilities, established by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982.
The slogan of the December 3rd is: "enablement of the disabled and the society"
... Payvand News - 11/30/09 ... --