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Northern Education Group president distributes wheelchairs among persons with disabilities

  • Distributed 122 wheelchairs 
  • Assures to distribute automatic bikes in future 
Update : 17 Feb 2024, 09:04 PM

Professor of the University of Dhaka, president of the Northern Education Group, and chairman of the Life and Hope Foundation, Dr Abu Yusuf Md Abdullah, distributed wheelchairs among 122 physically challenged persons on Saturday.

The Life and Hope Foundation organized the program at Asashuni Government Model Secondary School at 11am.

Abu Yusuf Md Abdullah distributed all these wheelchairs with his funding. Mazarul Islam Mukul, headmaster of the school, chaired the program, where Dr Abu Yusuf Md Abdullah was the chief guest.

In his speech, Dr Abu Yusuf Md Abdullah said: “Public awareness should be created so that disabled citizens can live with equal rights and dignity as other citizens in society. People with disabilities are not a burden to society.”

“Physically challenged people need to be empowered through proper training and information technology knowledge with civic amenities. Only then the disabled people will be able to contribute to national development,” he added. 

He assured that in the future, they will buy and distribute automatic bikes worth Tk1,50,000 among the 400 helpless people of Asashuni upazila.

Asif Iqbal, the senior teacher of the school, moderated the program. 

Among others, Biswajit Kumar Adhikari, officer-in-charge of Asashuni police station; Md Rafiqul Islam Mollah, vice president of Upazila Awami League; NMB Rashed Sarwar Shelly, president, Upazila Krishak League; Motilal Sarkar, general secretary, Upazila Krishak League; GM Al Farooq, president, Asashuni Press Club; Advocate Abul Kalam Azad; Md Awsafur Rahman, chairman, of Kapotakkho Agriculture and Forestry Cooperative Society Khariati Branch; and Ramzan Ali Moral, joint general secretary of Khazra Union Awami League, addressed the program as special guests.

Besides, administrative, political, and local dignitaries of the district and upazila were present.

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