Her Majesty inaugurates wheelchair accessibility adaptation of Centenary Park
6June 2016: Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced a ceremony to unveil the Wheelchair Accessibility Adaptation of the Centenary Park. The adaptation is part of an initiative to make public spaces accessible to people with disabilities, upon the Royal Command of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen.
Following the initiative of the Ability Bhutan Society, which consulted experts and designed structures to make the Centenary Park Wheelchair accessible, ramps and railings were installed by the Thimphu Thromde. The Thimphu Thromde plans to work with Ability Bhutan Society to take forward the initiative and work on making other public areas in Thimphu accessible to people with disabilities.
The event was jointly organized by Ability Bhutan Society, the Royal Society for Protection of Nature, Bhutan Kidney Foundation, and Thimphu Thromde. Besides the Prime Minister and government officials, the event was attended by people living with disabilities and their families. Students from Ability Bhutan Society, Draktsho, Wangsel Institute Paro, and Changangkha School participated in the event, along with members of the Disabled Persons Association of Bhutan.
Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and Ngawang Khechok test the Wheelchair accessibility of the Centenary Park, with its newly installed ramps. Her Majesty inaugurated the Wheelchair Accessibility Adaptation of the Centenary Park, part of an initiative to make public spaces accessible to people with disabilities, upon the Royal Command of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen. Ngawang Khechok is a Class PP student of Changangkha School with cerebral palsy.