PV Desk : Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith today urged the countrymen to extend supports to the people with disabilities to ensure their participation in the development process.
“It is our duty to take care of the people who are physically disabled or visually impaired…We need to change our mind,” he said, speaking at a discussion at Bangabandhu International Convention Center here.
National Foundation for Disability Development (NFDD), Bangladesh National Social Welfare Council (BNSWC) and National Disability Forum (NDF) are jointly organized the programme marking the 26th International Day of Persons with Disabilities and 19th National Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The theme of the day is ‘Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Society for All’.
Chairman to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Welfare Ministry Dr Md Mozammel Hossain, Secretary of the Social Welfare Ministry Md Zillar Rahman, NDF Secretary General Dr Selina Akther and representative of disabled people Tahmina Akther Tanu, among others, addressed the discussion with State Minister for the Social Welfare Ministry Nuruzzaman Ahmed in the chair.