BMA supports and enhances quality of life for persons with disabilities in all dimensions


Mr. Sakoltee Phattiyakul, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, presided over the opening of Honors Recognition Ceremony on the occasion of “International Day of Persons with Disabilities of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration” and gave plaques of appreciation to the BMA’s “Ideal Persons with Disabilities” for the year 2020 at Racha Ballroom, Prince Palace Hotel, Mananak.

The BMA organized the Honors Recognition Ceremony on the occasion of “International Day of Persons with Disabilities of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration” for the year 2020 with the objective to promote capacity development and support mechanism for guarding and protecting persons with disabilities in Bangkok metropolitan area. With this, persons with disabilities would live independently and with dignity in the community. They would have full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and access to social welfare with fairness and without discrimination because of disability. Furthermore, the event aims to honor “the BMA’s Ideal Persons with Disabilities” from all 50 districts of Bangkok.

Activities in this event comprise ceremony to give plaques of appreciation to 50 “Ideal Persons with Disabilities” of the BMA for the year 2020, exhibitions on royal duties of Princess Galyani Vadhana regarding the persons with disabilities and on the Ideal Persons with Disabilities of the BMA for the year 2020, sales of products made by persons with disabilities organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and disability organizations, and advocacy service booth for employment of people with disabilities.

The Deputy Governor of Bangkok said that the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is promoted by the United Nations and is observed worldwide on 3rd December each year, since 1992. The observance of the Day aims to promote and create better understanding of disability issues among the public and recognize the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society and development. This event also allows persons with disabilities to meet and share experiences. At any rate, the BMA will continue to support and enhance quality of life for persons with disabilities in all dimensions. The BMA will provide forum for persons with disabilities to present their capacity and unleash their potential. Support on occupational skills development and knowledge will be implemented by the BMA vocational training schools. The BMA will also increase employment opportunities for person with disabilities in 50 district offices and promote education by arranging special education classroom (Mainstreaming) at BMA’s affiliated schools for students with special education service who are at the stipulated age for compulsory education. This includes the physical improvement of infrastructure system so that the general public and persons with disabilities can live their lives conveniently and uplift quality of life according to the policy of Pol.Gen. Aswin Kwanmuang, Governor of Bangkok.