International Day of Persons with Disabilities and National Disabled Day-2019 will be observed in the country as elsewhere in the world today (Tuesday) aiming to create mass awareness to extend supports and provide adequate facilities for the people with differently able.
On the eve of the day, President M Abdul Hamid issued message, urging local and foreign organizations and the affluent section of society to extend their helping hands for the welfare of the people with disabilities, reports BSS.
He wished success of all programs of the day and greeted all people with disabilities, their families and organizations working for them. Hamid appreciated the theme of the day, "The Future is Accessible", saying it was important to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
President Hamid said it is imperative to integrate people with disabilities with the mainstream of development to ensure their empowerment. "People with disabilities are inseparable part of society.
They would have to be developed as worthy citizens providing them with all facilities," he said and appreciated various government programmes taken for their development. "The government has enacted Persons with Disabilities Rights and Protection Act 2013, Neuro Developmental Disability Protection Trust Act, 2013 and established service centers to support the disabled person in our country," the president added.
He urged all not to treat persons with disability as burden of society as the government has been working relentlessly to make them as human resources through providing all necessary facilities, including education, healthcare and employment opportunities.
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