The Department of Women Development, Child Development and Social Welfare observed the World Autism Awareness Day today, 2 April, 2015 in a big way.
As a prelude to the event, a mammoth rally was held on 1 April from the Kolkata Press Club to the Metro Channel. More than 300 people from all walks of life joined the rally. State Minister for Women Development, Child Development and Social Welfare, Dr Sashi Panja inaugurated the rally.
Today, a huge event was organised to celebrate the World Autism Awareness Day by the Commmissionerate (Disabilities), a wing of the Women Development, Child Development and Social Welfare Department, at Rabindra Sadan, where Dr Panja was present. Eminent personalities who are working for the cause of specially-abled people was present on the occasion. Boys and girls, teachers, special educators from different institution took active parts in the programme.
Audio-visual display on different issues on autism was played at different points of the Rabindra Sadan complex throughout the day.
To create more awareness among the people on autism, a mobile van is crisscrossing the city distributing leaflets and playing recorded message on general awareness about autism.