Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Thursday called for coming forward to better the lot of the people with disabilities.
“People with disabilities should be treated equally in the society. All should come forward with support for them as leading a normal life is constitutionally recognised,” she said.The speaker made the statement while addressing a concluding session of the Wheel Chair Basketball Tournament- 2019 in Savar, on the outskirts of the capital.
International Red Cross Committee, Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) and Bangladesh Basketball Foundation organised the tournament to encourage the people with disabilities.
Thanking the organisers for arranging a lovely tournament, the speaker said the participation of the people with disabilities would encourage others to move forward.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly to include people with disabilities in every sphere of national life. The government is committed to provide all sorts of assistance to the people with disabilities at every field,” she said.
Two teams named CRP-Aparajeyo Ananya and CRP-Aparajita participated in the tournament.
CRP-Aparajita became the champion of the event.