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World Autism Awareness Day Tuesday

  • Published at 11:49 am April 1st, 2019
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The theme of this year's Autism Awareness Day is ‘Assistive Technologies, Active Participation’

World Autism Awareness Day will be observed in Bangladesh, as elsewhere around the globe, on Tuesday.

The day will be marked with a pledge to bring the people suffering from autism and other disabilities into the mainstream of development.

The theme of this year's Autism Awareness Day is “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation.”

The Ministry of Social Welfare will organize an event at Dhaka's Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, around 10:30am on Tuesday, for the occasion, according to a press release of the Press Institute Department (PID).

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the event.

Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed will preside over the meeting while Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque will address it as a special guest.

State Minister for Social Welfare Sharif Ahmed, member of the Standing Committee on Ministry of Social Welfare Rashed Khan Menon, the secretary of the ministry Juena Aziz, among others, will also attend the function.

Meanwhile, different programs will also be organized to observe the day. Blue lights will be lit outside important government establishments across Bangladesh, and will remain lit till Thursday.

The United Nations General Assembly declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day to highlight the need for enhanced initiatives by all to improve the lives of children and adults who suffer from autism.