Make the disabled human resources: President


PV Desk : President M Abdul Hamid today urged government and non-government organizations, experts, policymakers, development practitioners and activists to come forward in making the persons with disabilities human resources and self-reliant.

“Social and political commitment are a must to address this issue . . . They will become capable human resources if we provide them with special education, training and healthcare facilities,” he said while opening the 23rd conference of Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities (AFID) at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Novo Theatre here this afternoon.

Mentioning that persons with disabilities are kith and kin and integral part of the society, the President said they need and deserve special care and attention from the family and society as well.