Korea Celebrates 31st Anniv. of Day of Disabled Persons
This Wednesday marks the 31st Day of Disabled Persons here in Korea and in celebration, President Lee Myung-bak visited a leading company that employs workers with disabilities.
According to the Presidential Office, he visited a company in southwest Seoul to compliment it on its corporate policy, since disabled people make up to 40 percent of its staff.
Cheong Wa Dae said the president's visit was aimed at highlighting the importance of job opportunities for the disabled.
Meanwhile, around 3-hundred disabled people and their families gathered at the Kim Koo Museum and Library in Seoul to celebrate.
At the event, Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik pledged to increase this year's welfare budget for the disabled by 8 percent compared to last year.
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