GAIBANDHA: Speakers at a function here on Friday said the persons with disabilities would have to be developed as worthy citizens of the country through providing them with all facilities, including healthcare, education and employment.
As people with disabilities are inseparable part of the society, they should be integrated with the mainstream of the society to ensure their empowerment, they opined, reports BSS.They made the comments while addressing a discussion at the auditorium of public library here this afternoon, marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
District administration, Department of Social Services (DSS) and District Integrated Disability Service Centre jointly organised the function in cooperation with SKS Foundation, CDD, World Vision, GUK and Sarkerpara Disable and Autistic School of Sadar upazila.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin addressed the meeting as the chief guest while Civil Surgeon Dr ABM Abu Hanif, mayor of Gaibandha Municipality Advocate Shah Masud Zahangir Kabir Milon were present as the special guests.
With Deputy Director of the DSS Emdadul Haque Pramanik in the chair, the function was also addressed by district coordinator of SHOMOTA project Hasina Parvin and journalist Sarker M. Shahiduzzaman.
DC Abdul Matin in his speeches said the present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina implemented various programmes since 2009 to link the persons with disabilities with the mainstream of the society for overall development of the nation.
Later, different devices were distributed among the persons with disabilities.