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‘Role of LGIs vital for development of people with disabilities’

  • Published at 12:29 am December 5th, 2019
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The National Council of Disabled Women (NCDW) organised the event with the assistance of the ADD International Bangladesh with President of NCDW Nasima Akhter in the chair, reports BSS

Officials at a discussion in Rangpur have said the local government institutions (LGIs) should play a vital role for development of people with disabilities to attain the sustainable development goals (SDGs) leaving none behind.

They said this at the discussion titled ‘Role of LGIs in Development of Disabled Persons’ held at a local hotel here on Tuesday afternoon, a press release said on Wednesday.

The National Council of Disabled Women (NCDW) organised the event with the assistance of the ADD International Bangladesh with President of NCDW Nasima Akhter in the chair, reports BSS.

Government officials, chairmen and vice-chairmen of upazila parishads, chairmen and members of union parishads, Social Service Officers and representatives of different Disabled Peoples’ Organisations attended the occasion.

District Education Officer Shajahan Siddik attended the discussion as the chief guest while Gangachara upazila chairman Ruhul Amin addressed as special guest.

President of Rangdhanu District Protibondhi Adhikar Sangstha Saidar Rahman delivered welcome speech in the discussion moderated by Field Coordinator of NCDW Hasanuzzaman.

Assistant Director of the Department of Social Services Humayun Kabir, Assistant Engineer of LGED Abul Kashem and Senior Trainer of the Department of Youth Development Farid Uzzaman spoke.

Terming disable population as integral part of the society, the speakers said the nation cannot achieve sustainable development leaving disabled people behind.

Humayun Kabir said disabled population can do the same like the able people to contribute their own to the nation-building activities and the LGIs should play a vital role for their inclusive development.