Samarthanam Trust for the disabled in association with TE Connectivity organised a walkathon on Saturday to raise awareness on digital inclusion for people with disabilities to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disability.
The 14th edition of the Bengaluru Walkathon was flagged off at the Kittur Rani Chennamma Stadium in Jayanagar by Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun.
Jayanagar MLA Sowmya Reddy, former minister and MLA Ramalinga Reddy, founder managing trustee of Samarthana G K Mahantesh and several others participated in the event.
Samarthanam Trust says lack of access has created a big divide for the disabled population, pushing them to the margins.
“In the digital world, we want to take strides in bridging the digital divide and making it possible for every disabled person to have ease of access to digital information and services that ultimately lead to full participation in society,” said Mahantesh.
Sowmya said, “Inclusion was an important right for the differently abled. This walkathon event would set the tone and lead the way in being a model enabling accessibility of services for the deprived and the disabled.”