On International Day of Disabled Persons, Muniba Mazari calls for a few changes

The International Day of Disabled Persons, as it is called, was held on December 3 of the current year. The celebration demands that activists from various fields gather and devise strategies to make life as much easier and comfortable as possible for the disabled community.

Muniba Mazari, who wears many hats and is thus popular as an artist, a model, a human rights activist and a motivational speaker despite being wheelchair-bound, took to her social media on the special occasion and asked for a few amendments in the way we refer to the day celebrated in honour of people whom nature might have kept deprived from one thing, but are certainly bestowed with countess other abilities. It would be even better to say that Muniba Mazari, instead of pleading for the change, gave it a try herself by captioning her picture in the following manner:

“Happy International Day for Persons with Different Abilities”

Like always, the model and motivational speaker left no stone unturned to inspire everyone, leaving the majority amazed at her subtle and beautiful way of addressing the special occasion. Instead of saying “Happy International Day of Disabled Persons” as is usually said, her own creative way of rephrasing it not only told how she herself feels for the disabled community, but also gave hope, courage and motivation to the sidelined people out there to valiantly come forward and search for the talents they have been blessed with instead of wallowing in their deprivation.

This is something which Muniba Mazari has been doing herself for many years, for although being unable to walk, she has stood out as an ideal for the entire country by not letting her disability come in her way of success. It is therefore that we know the woman for being an awe-inspiring painter, a much-adored motivational speaker and an elegant model.

“It’s time to say ‘No’ to labels like ‘crippled’, ‘handicapped’, ‘disabled’, or ‘special’,” said Muniba Mazari.

Muhammad Ali has an M.Phil in classic and contemporary Pakistani television drama, Partition Novel and Literary Environmental Literature. He has written extensively on these topics for various local newspapers between 2015-2020. His research on Sahira Kazmi's classical drama serial "Zaib un Nisa" has been presented on various platforms such as Olomopolo Media and ICDELL, 2019. He can be reached on Twitter @MuhammadAli_DT, and through email at m.ali_aquarius85@yahoo.com