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Swabhiman celebrated at 8 different places of Bhubaneswar. more than 400 students has participated in this program. During the program students were encouraged to participate in mouth & foot painting activity. Most of the students have experienced how it feels to be a person with disability through simulation activities like experiencing the wheels and becoming blind folded. A quiz session and films on disabilities was also organised to sensitize them.


-A state level workshop on Accessible & Inclusive election for Person with Disabilities was held on 25th September at SC & ST Research and Training Institute, Bhubaneswar by chief electoral Officer Odisha. In this workshop more than 80 PwDs, experts, activists, government officers, representatives of NGOs, Odisha State Disability Network (OSDN) members participated from different parts Odisha. Swabhiman being the state secretariat of OSDN facilitated the participation of civil society organisation across all district of Odisha. The main purpose of this workshop was to sensitize govt. officials (DSSOs) and civil society organisation on Accessible Election.


-OSDN Members attended National disAbility Consultation in New Delhi during 19th - 21st July. 300 PwDs, escorts, experts, activists, government officers, representatives of international development organisations attended the Consultation where the status of RPwD Act 2016 across the Nation and challenges of its implementation in states, takeaway for Global Disability Summit were discussed threadbare.


-First phase of State-wide campaign- Sashakt Campaign to create awareness on the disability issues and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, was held from May 9 to 13th June . Odisha State Disability Network which was organising the campaign aims to promote awareness and inclusion of people with disabilities, knowledge about laws, existing government facilities to society. it has coverd all 30 district to create awareness on RPWD Act 2016

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