Social welfare department, Sitakund Upazilla and Federation of DPOs Organized rally and discussion meeting at Sitakund Upazilla Auditorium to mark the International Disability 2012 Day on 3 December with the support of YPSA and Handicap international. Mr. Mohammad Alamgir, Upazilla Social welfare officer presided over the meeting. Mr. Mihir Kanti Datta, Upazilla comparative officer, Mr. Rathan Kumar Barua, Upazilla Accounts officer, Babul Deb Nath, President of Sitakund Federation of DPOs, Md. Jabed Advocacy Officer of Handicap International, Mr. Samsul Alom General Secretary of Sitakund Federation of DPOs, Nur Nobi Federation Member spoke in the meeting. Mr. Newaz Mahmud Program Officer of YPSA moderated the meeting.
International Day of People with Disability (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. It was originally called “International Day of Disabled Persons”. Each year the day focuses on a different issue.