Helen Keller’s Day Celebrated

Helen Keller’s Day Celebrated

Helen Keller Day is a commemorative day to celebrate the birth of Helen Keller, observed on June 27 annually. 

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India observed the Helen Keller’s Day on 27th June 2023, through the institutions associated with it by conducting various events at more than 50 places across India.

Although Helen Keller was born deaf and blind, she confounded attitudes by proving her disability was no barrier to achieving her goals.  She campaigned for the rights of disable people 

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American writer, activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The Helen Keller Day is a reminder that everyone has potential and can contribute greatly to society.

She learnt to read and write despite being deaf and dumb.

Helen Adams Keller became a prolific writer, published numerous books, founded the "American Foundation for the Blind," and served as an advocate for people with disabilities.Her writings and activisi,m did much to raise awareness of disability at a time when a lack of rights and inferior treatment of disabled people was ubiquitous.

The day marks the birthday anniversary of Helen Keller.  The holiday observance was created by presidential proclamation in 2006, as well as by international organizations, particularly those helping the blind and the deaf.

Born in Alabama in the USA, Helen Keller was also an Oscar winner.