‘Change attitude to challenged people’
16 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s international affairs advisor Dr Gowher Rizvi commented that people’s attitude towards challenged people should be changed.
‘The challenged people should be treated as complete people,’ he added.
The advisor made this comment at a view exchanging program at BRAC-Inn Center in city’s Mohakhali area Wednesday noon.
World Vision Bangladesh, Center for Services and Information on Disabilities, and Women with Disabilities Development Foundation organized the event.
Gowher Rizvi said that people usually treat the challenged people negatively due to their ignorance.
‘But challenged people are not burden of nation; they are also country’s resources. We should utilize their merit properly.’
He further said that people should not show pity to the challenged people, rather they should show human rights to them.
‘The people with disabilities have the ability to contribute to the nation.’
The advisor also hailed PM’s daughter Saima Wazed’s role for the development of challenged people.
Former member of UN challenged people rights affairs committee Mansur Ahmed Chowdhury and World Vision Bangladesh national coordinator Zahidul Karim jointly presented keynote paper.
Human Rights Commission member Kazi Riazul Haque also spoke at the program.