World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated globally on 21st – March every year. On this day, people who have Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organize and participate in some activities and events to spread public awareness about the down syndrome.
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What are the Categories of the World Down Syndrome Day’s Event?
The event’s categories are divided into four ways:
1. Education Awareness:
Providing education to the public through social media, magazines, books and other attracting articles to increase their knowledge about Down Syndrome.
2. Family Awareness:
Inviting families to these events to increase their knowledge regarding the Down Syndrome and preventive measures to fight with it.
3. Health Awareness:
Acknowledge and aware people about its effect on their health. Treat people with advises enhancing their health.
4. International Awareness March:
This event is supposed to take care of the global awareness of this syndrome and encourage people to fight and handle the situation accordingly.
These activities and events help to increase the awareness and support for those living with Down syndrome. It also highlights the facts of what it’s like to have Down syndrome, and how those with Down syndrome have, and continue to play, a major role in our communities.
The date itself has been selected for very clever reasons; it is held on the 21st of the 3rd month, which is a hat-tip to the uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome which leads to Down syndrome.
What is the Theme of the World Down Syndrome Day 2019?
The theme is #LotsOfSocks, which highlight on wearing other brightly colored socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes. If you do not normally wear socks, then wear them on that particular day. With the help of this activity, people get curious to know about the activity which helps to spread awareness.
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