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Comprehensive efforts of all concerned have become crucial for proper implementation of laws to ensure the rights of people with disabilities.
Government officials and human rights activists expressed the views Wednesday at a discussion on
obstacles and roles for implementation of Persons with Disabilities Rights Protection Act 2013 held at ASOD Training Centre in Rangpur, reports BSS.
The National Council of Disabled Women (NCDW) with assistance
of Action on Disability and Development (ADD) International Bangladesh organised the discussion participated by representatives from different organisations working on the rights of persons with disabilities.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Sharif Mohammad
Faizul Alam attended the discussion as the chief guest with Acting Deputy Director of the Department of Social Services Abdul Matin in the chair.
Noted human rights activist Advocate Salma Khanom, Disability Affairs Officers for Rangpur of ADD International Bangladesh Taposh Kumar Barma and Masud Rana for Pirganj upazila, addressed the event as special guests.
Filed Coordinator of NCDW Md Hasanuzzaman delivered keynote presentation on the act and the barriers being faced in its implementation process and suggested the way-outs.
The chief guest said the government has enacted the act for ensuring all the legal and human rights and protection of the persons with disabilities. Advocate Salma Khanom said the people with disabilities as integral part of the society are capable do like other people of the society if adequate opportunities are provided to them as per the UN charters.