Int’l Day of Persons with Disabilities tomorrow

DHAKA International Day of Persons with

Disabilities and National Disabled Day-2019 will be observed in the country

as elsewhere in the world tomorrow aiming to create mass awareness to extend

supports and provide adequate facilities for the people with differently

able.

On the eve of the day, President M Abdul Hamid issued message, urging

local and foreign organisations and the affluent section of society to extend

their helping hands for the welfare of the people with disabilities.

He wished success of all programmes of the day and greeted all people

with disabilities, their families and organizations working for them.

Hamid appreciated the theme of the day, The Future is Accessible,

saying it was important to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

President Hamid said it is imperative to integrate people with

disabilities with the mainstream of development to ensure their empowerment.

People with disabilities are inseparable part of society. They would

have to be developed as worthy citizens providing them with all facilities,

he said and appreciated various government programmes taken for their

development.

The government has enacted Persons with Disabilities Rights and

Protection Act 2013, Neuro Developmental Disability Protection Trust Act,

2013 and established service centers to support the disabled person in our

country, the president added.

He urged all not to treat persons with disability as burden of society

as the government has been working relentlessly to make them as human

resources through providing all necessary facilities, including education,

healthcare and employment opportunities.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)