Bangladesh gets World Down Syndrome Day Award

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DHAKA, Aug 12, 2018 (BSS) – Chairman of Down Syndrome Society of Bangladesh
Sardar A. Razzaque has been given the World Down Syndrome Day Award for his
contributions to creating awareness about the genetic disorder.

Sardar Razzaque received the award from President of Down Syndrome
International, UK Venessa dos Santos at a gala function in the 13th World
Down Syndrome Congress held in Glasgow, Scotland recently, a press release
said here today.

This was for the first time any individual or organisation of Bangladesh
was given the World Down Syndrome Day Award, the release said.

Sardar Razzaque played a pioneering role in observing the World Down
Syndrome Day on March 21, 2014, the 9th in the world and the first in
Bangladesh.

In its continuation, he constituted a platform named “The Down Syndrome
Parent Support Group” comprising Down syndrome children and their guardians.

Razzaque later formed the Down Syndrome Society of Bangladesh and through
these activities, Bangladesh was linked with the world Down syndrome
community.

In recognition to his efforts, the Down Syndrome International honoured
him with the World Down Syndrome Day Award.

 

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