We celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities differently in 2020. To mark this day, we joined hands with EnAble India and PurpleSpace to be a part of #PurpleLightUp, a global movement that is held on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities annually.
At Brookfield Properties, we continue to be committed to disability inclusion by making all our campuses universally accessible. We have also made disability inclusion a boardroom agenda to showcase our commitment and involvement in it. In 2019, we joined The Valuable 500, a global campaign that strives to ensure businesses recognise the importance of people living with disabilities in the world. We are also the founding member of the Indian Business and Disability Network (IBDN) in India.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed on December 3 every year. To mark this day in 2020, we joined hands with EnAble India and PurpleSpace to be a part of #PurpleLightUp, a global movement that is held on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities every year.
This time #PurpleLightUp was bigger than ever before, with a 24-hour Global Broadcast comprising webinars, interviews, panel discussions and more. The event was spread across six continents and brought together CEOs, D&I (Diversity and inclusion in the workplace) professionals, Employee Resource Group (ERG) leaders and disabled employees to connect, share their stories and learn from their peers.
We also supported the movement by joining Kate Nash (CEO, PurpleSpace), Shanti Raghavan (Founder, EnAble India) and Caroline Casey (Founder, The Valuable 500) for #ValuableAllies, a panel discussion on the topic ‘Creating a Barrier-free Environment for PwDs’. The event began with a welcome address by Kate Nash. This was followed by #ValuableSpeak, a preface to the panel discussion that was given by Shanti Raghavan and Caroline Casey. Alok Aggarwal, Managing Director ‑ Brookfield Properties and CEO ‑ India Office Business, participated with The Valuable 500 CEOs in the panel discussion that followed. He spoke about why we signed up to The Valuable 500 and how we are delivering on our commitments of working towards disability inclusion and the economic development of persons with disability. He also highlighted how accessibility for persons with disability is accessibility for all.
We lit three of our campuses (Candor TechSpace in Sector 135, Noida and Sector 48, Gurugram and Powai Business District, Mumbai) in purple as part of #PurpleLightUp.
Later, at night, we lit three of our campuses (Candor TechSpace in Sector 135, Noida and Sector 48, Gurugram and Powai Business District, Mumbai) in purple as part of #PurpleLightUp. Further, to drive engagement, we invited people to click a selfie with anything purple and post it with the hashtag #PurpleLightUp on our social media pages.