World Down Syndrome Day is marked annually on March 21. Down syndrome is a naturally occurring congenital genomic anomaly common in all regions of the world. It often leads to deterioration in motor skills, physical characteristics, and health.  The causes are yet not known. The average life expectancy of people with an abnormality is shorter than that of healthy people. They are more likely to suffer from heart diseases and are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease, and acute myeloid leukemia. People with this pathology generally have a weakened immune system.

To raise awareness of this condition, some people wear socks of different colors on the 21st of March. This global “lots of socks” flashmob is to help us understand how people live with this syndrome. In the past, people with Down’s syndrome rarely left their homes and closed themselves off from society. But now they study and work among us, realizing their talents and creative skills.

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