Dipu Moni for giving special attention to differently able children

RAJSHAHI Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni has urged the

teachers to give special attention to the children with special needs to

flourish their talents to build a prosperous country.

If the physically challenged children were given special attention, they

will be able to flourish their latent talents, she said while addressing the

inaugural session of a daylong divisional seminar here today as the chief


Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) under the Ministry of

Education organized the seminar titled National Academy for Autism and

Neurodevelopmental Disability (NAAD) at Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman Zila

Parishad Auditorium in the city.

More than 400 teachers and students from various schools of children with

special needs took part in the seminar.

The minister said each of the differently able children has special talent

and they need some extra care, love, affection and nursing so that they can

flourish their talents.

She urged the teachers to remain beside them with the mentality of making

them worthy citizens. All of their schools should have to be turned into the

place of attraction and amusement, she said.

The present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister

Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly for ensuring the rights of the

physically challenged children, she added.

She simultaneously urged all concerned to supplement the government

endeavour through discharging their own duties with utmost sincerity and


Senior Secretary of the Secondary and Higher Education Division Sohrab

Hossain and President of Rajshahi Ananda School Governing Body Shaheen Akter

Rainy addressed the function as special guests with DSHE Director General

(DG) Dr Syed Golam Faruque in the chair.

NAAD Project Director Dr Didarul Alam welcomed the participants while Dr

Firoj Shah, an expert and Master Trainer on autism and neurodevelopmental

disability, gave an overview of the issue in his keynote presentation.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)