Former BB governor Dr Atiur Rahman (right), DU VC Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman (2nd left), Sima Sarker (2nd right), DU social science faculty dean Dr Sadeka Halim, and Hasan Ahmed Chowdhury Kiron pose for a photo with Hridoy Sarker.

Staff Correspondent
“Disabled children are blessings from heaven. We have to behave humanly and fairly with them. We have to incorporate the physically and mentally challenged children to mainstream society providing work-oriented education to them.”
Former Bangladesh Bank governor Dr Atiur Rahman came up with the observation at a |
discussion organized by Physically-challenged Development Foundation (PDF) in collaboration with Manusher Jonyo Foundation at Dhaka University’s Mozaffar Ahmed Auditorium on Sunday.
The event also honoured Sima Sarker, enlisted in the BBC list of most influential 100 women in the world, and Debate for Democracy chairman Hasan Ahmed Chowdhury Kiron, for his contribution to the visually impared people.
Notable, Sima Sarker, mother of indomitable physically challenged student Hridoy Sarker, was included in the BBC list for her glorious deed of carrying her son on her lap, all the way to the examination hall of Dhaka University ‘kha’ unit admission test on September 21 last. The incident created went viral on social media. Haridoy later got admitted in DU.
DU VC Dr Akhtaruzzaman attended the event as the chief guest while former BB governor Dr Atiur Rahman and social science faculty dean Dr Sadeka Halim were special guests.
PDF president Md Nazmus Sakib chaired the discussion.