Comprehensive efforts for development of disabled people stressed
Published : 27 Sep 2021, 16:48
Leaders of different organizations working for welfare of disabled people at a discussion have stressed on engaging both government-NGOs efforts to ensure development of the physically challenged people.
'Rangpur Badhir Sangha (RBS)' organised the discussion with assistance of Bangladesh National Federation of the Deaf, on Town Hall premises. They also brought out a rally on the city streets on Sunday afternoon.
The programmes were arranged in observance of the International Week of Deaf People-2021 and International Day of Sign Languages-2021 with the themes 'Celebrating Thriving Deaf Communities' and 'We Sign for Human Rights' respectively.
A limited number of physically challenged, hearing impaired and intellectually disabled people and civil society members participated in the rally in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chief Adviser of RBS and freedom fighter Akbor Hossain addressed the discussion as the chief guest with President of the organization Advocate Zobaydul Islam in the chair.
General Secretary of RBS Mizanur Rahman and former Vice-president of Rangpur Carmichael College Students' Union Alauddin Mian spoke as special guests.
The speakers said the deaf and vision impaired people are being exploited in various ways in society.
They said the government and society should work together to ensure congenial atmosphere for the deaf and vision impaired people to properly utilise their talents and abilities.
Advocate Islam said the education, academic training and extracurricular activities being conducted by some NGOs for the physically challenged, disabled, deaf and dumb and vision impaired population are still inadequate.
He urged the government for expanding its ongoing programmes to ensure education, training and health services for the physically challenged, deaf and dumb and vision impaired population.
The chief guest put importance on mainstreaming the people with different types of disabilities to attain the sustainable development goals by 2030 leaving none behind.
"Engaging comprehensive GO-NGO efforts has become crucial to support the physically challenged people to turn them into human resources for ensuring their development, constitutional rights and social security.
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