Health Desk-31 August, 2019: Ensuring participation and representation of disabled people in overall uplifts activities have become crucial for their advancement to attain the sustainable development goals (SDGs) leaving none behind.
Public representatives, officials and leaders of different organisations working for welfare of disabled people expressed the view at an advocacy meeting held at Sadar upazila parishad auditorium in Rangpur on Thursday afternoon, reports BSS.
The National Council of Disabled Women (NCDW) organised the event with assistance of ADD International Bangladesh for leaders of Disabled People’s Organisations, local public representatives, officials, journalists and civil society members.
Sadar Upazila Chairman Nasima Zaman Boby attended the meeting as chief guest with Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Ishraat Sadiya Sumi in the chair.
Vice-chairmen of Sadar upazila parishad Shahinur Islam and Afifa Banu Ratna as special guests addressed the event moderated by Field Coordinator of NCDW Md. Hasanuzzaman.
The speakers stressed on socio-political and economic empowerment of disabled people and providing them with need-based education, health services, training and interest-free loans for income generating activities.
Hasanuzzaman discussed problems and socioeconomic conditions of disabled population, steps taken by the government and other organisations for their participation and representation in development activities for their mainstreaming in the society.