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On December 3, the 10th All-republican Creativity Exhibition-Fair of Physically Handicapped People was launched in the Icherisheher State History and Architecture Reserve in Baku, to mark to International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population is the organizer of the event.
Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva attended the exhibition’s inauguration, and viewed handicrafts being displayed here.
It was informed that over 1500 handicrafts comprised of items of weaving, painting, plaiting, carpet-making, pottery-ceramics, wood-engraving, various examples of art and household, and embroidery by over 250 people with physical disabilities from various regions of the country are demonstrated at the event, which will continue for three days. Sales of handicrafts have also been arranged at the exhibition, which aims at stimulating, in financial terms, the creative labour of disabled people and children with restricted health conditions.
Leyla Aliyeva met with disabled people and children with restricted health condition – authors of the handicrafts, and had sincere talks with them.
Participants distinguished by their special abilities were presented prizes.
Performances of dance groups comprised of inhabitants of the Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for the Youth with Restricted Health Condition No.1 of the State Social Protection Fund, under the ministry, and of child social service establishments took place also in the framework of the exhibition-fair.