07 Dec 2023, 18:15

Concerted efforts imperative for welfare of challenged people

RAJSHAHI, Dec 7, 2023 (BSS) - Holistic and concerted efforts of both government and non-government organisations concerned can be the best ways of ensuring fundamental rights of people with disabilities.
Utmost emphasis should be given on mainstreaming them through ensuring friendly atmospheres for the people with disabilities as they are an integral part of the society.

Public representatives and government officials came up with the observation while addressing a discussion titled "Ensuring Employment Rights of the People with Disabilities" here today.

Rajanigandha Protibandhi Unnayan Sangstha (RPUS) organized the meeting at the conference hall of City Bhaban discussing and devising ways and means on how to ensure rights of the challenged people.

Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) AHM Khairuzzaman Liton addressed the meeting as the chief guest with RPUS President Asaduzzaman Chowdhury in the chair.

Deputy Director of the Department of Youth Development ATM Golam Mahbub, RCC Ward Councilor Towhidul Haque, Anwar Hossain, Belal Ahmed and Nuruzzaman Tuku, Editor of Daily Sonali Sangbad Liakat Ali and RPUS General Secretary Sharmin Begum also spoke.

Mayor Liton said that the physically and mentally challenged people can be mainstreamed and empowered using the Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
He thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her daughter Saima Wazed Putul for taking various steps in establishing rights of the children with special needs to ensure their education, treatment and other requisite facilities.
Liton urged wealthy people and other philanthropists to stand beside the people with special abilities and also urged the challenged people to make them fit for the jobs for providing minimum services to the service- providers.
Other speakers said the people with special needs aren't the burden of 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 achieved.