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1 January, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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More employment opportunity for persons with disabilities sought

BSS

Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan yesterday urged the non-government and commercial institutes to create more employment opportunities for the persons with disabilities, reports BSS. "Government initiatives are not enough. Non-government and commercial institutes needed to be more aware in creating employment for physically challenged people of the country," he said speaking at a views exchange meeting at National Press Club in the capital organised by 'National Disability Forum (NDF)' with the support of 'Access Bangladesh Foundation' and 'Disability Rights Fund (DRF)'.

Senior Vice President of NDF Major (retd) Eyad Ali Fakir presided over the meeting titled 'Employment of Differently Abled People: Role of Media' while Coordination (Programme) M Mosharraf Hossain presented the key note paper.

Describing different initiatives taken by the government to mainstream the differently abled people, the minister said, "Government is sincere to reserve 10 per cent quota for them and would take essential steps to fulfill other facilities".

He said government has been providing allowance of Tk 700 each among 8.25 lakh and stipend Tk 500-1200 each among 80,000 differently disabled people.

Additional Secretary of Social Welfare affairs Sushanto Kumer Pramanik, Dhaka Union of Journalist (DUJ) President Shaban Mahmud, NDF Director General Dr Senila Akhter were present, among others, on the occasion.

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