‘Subarna Bhaban to facilitate 600 challenged children’

Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed on tuesday said the newly constructed complex ‘Subarna Bhaban’ will provide facilities to 600 challenged children, reports BSS.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the complex ‘Subarna Bhaban’ on December 5, which will provide accommodation, education, training and rehabilitation to 600 differently-abled children,” he said. He was speaking as the chief guest at a press briefing, marking the National Disability Day at the conference room of PID at Secretariat in the capital on Tuesday.

State Minister of the Ministry Sharif Ahmed and Additional Secretary M Ismail Hossain, among others, were present. The Awami League-led government established National Disabled Development Foundation in 1999, which has been working relentlessly to improve the quality of life of differently-abled people, he said.

A total of 103 one-stop centres for autistic children have already been introduced at 39 upazilas, he added. Currently, 10 lakh people with various types of disabilities are getting an allowance of Taka 700 per month from the government, he said. There are 14 lakh people with disabilities in the country, he said quoting a latest census.