RAJSHAHI, Jan 14, 2020 (BSS) – Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM
Khairuzzaman Liton said the present government has been working relentlessly
for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through inclusive
development in the country.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government has been implementing
gigantic programmes with an aim to achieving SDGs by 2030,” he added while
addressing the inaugural session of a daylong roundtable conference on SDGs.
Women with Disabilities Development Foundation (WDDF) organized the
conference titled “Dialogue on Gaps and Opportunities of Women with
Disabilities” in association with Mama Cash at BGB Party Point in the city
Mayor Liton said SDGs are of essence to achieve a better and more
sustainable future for all including women with disabilities, adding its key
commitment is “no one will be left behind”. Public and private sector’s
development entities and other stakeholders have been engaged in the SDGs
implementation process, he added.
He, however, said concerted effort of all the government and non-
government entities concerned is very crucial to supplement the government
efforts of achieving the SDGs within the time-frame.
Liton told the meeting that the people with special needs aren’t the
burden of the society but wealth. They have to be built as worthy citizens.
All quarters should come forward towards forging a social movement for
welfare of those thereby overall developments of the society will be
During her keynote presentation, Ashrafun Nahar Misty, Executive Director
of WDDF, put forward a set of recommendations on how to mainstreaming the
women with disabilities through improving their living and livelihood
Social Worker Shaheen Akter, Additional Superintendent of Police Ifte
Khayer Alam, Deputy Director of Department of Women Affairs Shobnom Shirind
and District Education Officer Nasir Uddin also spoke while WDDF Member
Sharmin Akter was in the chair.