Croatian Prime Minister Shows Support for People with Down Syndrome

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Source: Andrej Plenković/Facebook

Andrej Plenković shows off his mismatched socks.

In solidarity with people with Down syndrome, many people will today show their support and wear mismatched colourful socks. By showing off his odd combination, the support for the initiative was also given by Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on his Facebook profile, reports on March 21, 2017.

“Today in particular we think about how important it is that all of us are involved in order to ensure the full equality of persons with Down syndrome in our society, as well as quality medical care, education and employment”, wrote the Prime Minister in his Facebook post to mark the World Day of People with Down Syndrome, which is celebrated on 21 March.

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This symbolic date has been chosen to mark the trisomy of the 21st chromosome in people with Down syndrome. By wearing mismatched colourful socks, people express their support for the struggle of people with Down syndrome to integrate into society and find their place in kindergartens, schools and businesses.

On the occasion of the World Day of Down Syndrome, the World Youth Alliance Europe and the World Alliance of Youth Croatia, in cooperation with the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, have organized a media campaign which aims to raise awareness about people with Down syndrome and their role in society.

The global campaign on social networks called “socksbattle4DS”, characterized by wearing different socks, includes a number of people from different walks of life and society including politics.


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