RAJSHAHI, Dec 23, 2017 (BSS) – Speakers at a discussion said here today the autistic and mentally retarded children could flourish their latent talents if they were properly cared, nurtured and provided with necessary opportunities.
They emphasised on creating adequate awareness among the pregnant mothers and parents to reduce the risk of autism and physical disability of newborn babies.
Rajanigandha Protibandhi Unnayan Sangstha (RPUS) organized the discussion at Swapnil Community Centre to mark the National and International Disable Day.
Former Mayor of Rajshahi City AHM Khairuzzaman Liton addressed the discussion as the chief guest with RPUS President Rassel Rana in the chair.
Local unit chairman of Jatiya Mohila Sangstha Morjina Parveen, Assistant District Education Officer Laily Banu, Rotaract Club President Shahnaj Parveen and Women Affairs Officer Salma Parveen also spoke.
The speakers narrated the present situation on autism and disability around the globe and cited various government steps for ensuring welfare of the autistic and physically challenged children.
Liton said the autistic, mentally retarded and disabled children and people deserve constitutional rights, but not mercy, and they must get all privileges and human rights, as they are the integral parts of the society.
The former mayor thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her daughter Saima Wazed Putul for taking various steps in establishing rights of the autistic children and disabled people to ensure their education, jobs, health care and other facilities.
He called upon the parents for paying due attention in flourishing inherent talents of the autistic children through proper nurturing and providing them opportunities for their normal mental and physical growths and education in congenial atmosphere.