News Desk: Today is December 3, the 31st International and 24th National Day of Persons with Disabilities. The day declared by the United Nations has been observed worldwide since 1992.
The day was started to show sympathy and cooperation towards the physically challenged people and to respect their activities.
This year's theme of the day is 'Transformative Action for Inclusive Development: The Role of Innovation in Building an Accessible and Equitable World'.
The President gave a separate message on the occasion of the Disabled Day. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called on the government as well as people from all levels of society, all related voluntary organizations and local and foreign organizations to work together for the overall development of disabled people, said, 'Disabled people are an integral part of our society, the overall development of the state is not possible without them. Therefore, to transform them into skilled manpower, through the National Disability Development Foundation under the Ministry of Social Welfare, various development programs including providing healthcare, education and training and creating employment are being implemented.
In his speech, the President said that if the talent and skills of disabled people are to be used for the development of the country, it is essential to provide them with proper care and training.
He said, 'Persons with disabilities are an integral part of society. It is not possible to achieve the overall success of sustainable development goals by excluding people with disabilities who have special qualities. That is why the government is very serious about the welfare of the disabled and their inclusion in the mainstream of development.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Social Welfare has taken various programs to celebrate the day. Ministry of Social Welfare, Department of Social Services, National Disability Development Foundation and related public and private institutions have undertaken detailed programs across the country with the aim of integrating and empowering the disabled in the mainstream of development.