GAIBANDHA: The 30th International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the 13th National Disabled Day-2021 was observed in the district on Friday as elsewhere in the country.
This year’s theme of the day is “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable Post-Corona World”.
In the morning around 9am, a grand rally was brought out from independence square and ended on the premises of Public Library and Club (PLC) after parading the main roads of the district town.
Later, a discussion meeting on the significance of the day was held at the auditorium of the PLC with deputy director of the DSS Md Fazlul Haque in the chair.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abdul Matin addressed it as the chief guest.
Abu Bakar Siddique, General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, district chapter and Hasina Banu, coordinator of Center for Disability in Development, addressed the function, among others.
The speakers 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.
A large number of people including children with disabilities, guardians, NGO representatives, invited guests including journalists took part in the programmes.