A series of activities will be held in response to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3), the Vietnam Federation on Disability (VFOD) said on November 25.

The events will be co-organised by the VFOD, the Association for Protection of People with Disabilities and Orphans and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).

As part of the plan, the finals of the first national singing contest for the disabled themed “Hearts of aspiration” will take place in Hanoi on November 27 and 28.

The award ceremony is scheduled for November 29 at Au Co Theatre and will be broadcast live on Vietnam Television.

On November 29, a charity walk will be held in Hanoi to encourage individuals to join efforts to help disabled people.

Vietnam now has more than 6.7 million people with disabilities, constituting 6.3 percent of the population.-VNA