Bhubaneswar, 3/12: A walkathon was organized by the state Social Security and Empowerment department this morning in the city from Rajmahal Square to Sishu Bhawan Square for awareness generation and capacity building on the occasion of World Differently Able Day.
The walkathon with the title as “ Participation of differently able people and encouragement to their leadership” was flagged off by the departmental minister Ashok Chandra Panda. Hundreds of differently able students from various districts participated in the event.
Among other Bhubaneswar (Central) MLA Ananta Narayan Jena, Bhunbaneswar (North) MLA Susanta Rout and departmental commissioners were present on the occasion. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to attend the valedictory function at Adivasi Grounds in the evening and launch an App for the differently able people.