RAJSHAHI, The World Spinal Cord Injury Day-2019 was observed here today with the call for taking adequate measures and providing community support to rehabilitate the people with spinal cord injury.
Afsar Hussain-CRP, Rajshahi divisional branch of Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed (CRP), brought out a rally from its centre premises with participation of the persons suffering with spinal cord injuries and other stakeholders.
After parading some of the city streets, the rally was ended at the centre that also held a discussion meeting in its conference hall in observance of the day. 'Living Life to the Fullest' was the main theme of the day.
Former Deputy Director of Department of Social Services Mozammel Haque, President of Shaw Unnayan Advocate Mustafizur Rahman Khan and CRP Centre Manager Soma Begum addressed the meeting as focal persons. Maksudunnabi Murad, President of Spinal Cord Injuries Development Association of Bangladesh, presided over the meeting.
In his remarks, Mozammel Haque said positive approaches to promoting health are important for people with spinal cord injury adding that the community people should take up the responsibility of creating a congenial environment for disable people in the society.
He said time has come to do something for the people with spinal cord injuries ensuring their rights and rehabilitation in the society.
Emphasis should be given on establishing policy and rules to exclusively protect the interests of persons with spinal cord injuries in the society, he added.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)