With the theme “The Future is Accessible”, YPSA celebrated 28 International Day of Persons with disabilities 21th National Day of Persons with disabilities at different places on 5th December in collaboration with Upazila Administrations , DPOs and other alliances. Different events including rally, discussion meeting, assistive device distribution, grant support and best entrepreneurs award to Persons with disabilities were arrange to mark the day.
Mirsharai Upazilla Administration and Wahedpur Disable People Organization (DPO) jointly organized rally and discussion meeting at Mirshari Upazilla with the support of YPSA Inclusion Works project, funded by ADD.
After the rally, a discussion meeting was arranged at the Upazila Auditorium. 120 persons with disabilities, government officials and Maiyani and Upakol DPO representatives participated in a discussion meeting.
Upzilla Nirbahi Officer Mohammad Ruhul Amin was present as the chief guest at the meeting chaired by Md. Akbor Hossen president of Wahedpur Disable People Organization.
Rowshan Ara, Upazilla Social Welfare officer of Mirshari, Newaz Mahmud Program, Manager of YPSA, Md. Moshiur Rahman Area manager of YPSA, Nazma Akter President of Mayanai DPO, Md. Isteak Ahmed, General Secretary of Wahedpur DPO were present as special guests.
During the discussion, the guests said that the Mirsarai Upazila administration was very grateful for the first time to observe the Day of persons with Disability with the support of YPSA. Persons with disabilities are no longer oppressive. They would contribute to the development of the country if we change our attitude towards them.
After the discussion meeting, YPSA distribute assistive devices to 5 Persons with disabilities. This program was coordinate by Mr. Shawkhat Hossain, Project Coordinator of YPSA Inclusion Works project.
Sitakund Upazilla administration and Siatkund Disable People Organization jointly observed the Day of Persons with disabilities at Sitakund with the support of YPSA, ADD and Handicap International. Rally, Discussion meeting, Grant Support, Assistive device distribution and honor best entrepreneur award to 4 Persons with disabilities were arranged to mark the day.
Mr. Milton Roy, Upazilla Nirbahi Officer of Sitakund, was present as chief guest in the discussion meeting. President of the Federation of DPO Sitakund Md Nurunnabi presided over the meeting and moderate by Md Joynal Abedin general secretary of Siatkund Federation.
Upazilla Social Welfare officer of Sitakund Lutfunnesa, Sitakund Press Club President Soumitra Chakraborty, Base Manager of Handicap International, Md. Abdul Gafur, YPSA Project Officer Sanjay Chowdhury, Manisha Executive Director Ajmal Hossain Hiru were present as special guests.
“YPSA is playing a vital role in promoting economic development and rights of persons with disabilities”, speakers said in the discussion meeting.
Chief guest said, the present government is taking suitable steps to enhance the facilities and social awareness of persons with disabilities, such as increasing disability allowance, supporting disabled people in every field of social development so that persons with disabilities can contribute to the society.
Chattogram City Corporation
With the support the YPSA’s Inclusion Works project, the RAD (Rights Action for Disability) and AUDC (Alliance of Urban DPOS of Chittagong) jointly celebrated the day organizing rally and discussion meeting at Akbar Shah Police Station, Pahartali Girls’ High School hall room in Chittagong.
80 persons with disabilities and community people participated in the program. Abida Azad, (reserved for ward 1,3,4) women councilor of Chattogram City Corporation was present as chief guest at the meeting and Dr Tawhida Mahmuda and president of AUDC Safia Begum were present as special guests. Vice President of AUDC Ali Md. Ahmed, greeted the audience and Advocate Noor Jahan Begum, General Secretary of RAD presided over the meeting.
Federation of DPO Barayadhala
Federation of DPOs Barayadhala organized a rally and discussion on the occasion of the Day of persons with disabilities in collaboration with the YPSA’s Inclusion Works project, funded by ADD.
The meeting was chaired by the Federation of DPO Barayadhala president Anwar Hossen and Barayadhala Union Chairman Md. Raihan Uddin Rehan was the chief guest.
President of the Federation of DPO Sitakund Md. Nurun Nabi YPSA worker Abul Khair and general secretary of Barayadhala DPO Enam Hossain were present at the program.