The 31st International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the 24th National Disabled Day-2022 will be observed in the country as elsewhere in the world today (Saturday) in a befitting manner, reports BSS.
On the eve of the day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages, greeting all people with disabilities, their families and organisations working for them.
Abdul Hamid appreciated the theme of the day titled 'Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world' saying it as time befitting.
The President said people with disabilities are inseparable part of the society.
In her message, PM Sheikh Hasina said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ensured the equal rights of the all citizens, including the people with disabilities, in the Article 19 (1) of the Constitution.
She said the present Awami League-led government has taken various measures, including formulating different policies to ensure the welfare of the people with disabilities.
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