Saturday, July 22, 2017 | ePaper

Call to recruit persons with disabilities as per their skills

  • Print



Disability Rights Promotion International (DRPI) on Sunday urged the public and private employers to recruit physically challenged persons as per their skills to help achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
"Around 15 percent of our total populace is disabled. We cannot even dream to achieve our national development goals without improvement of this 15 percent of our total population," DRPI Country Coordinator Dr Ferdousi Begum told a "Meet the Press" at Jatiya Press Club VIP lounge.
DRPI organized the press conference to inform about their activities in Bangladesh and their future responsibilities.
DRPI Project Chief Investigator and Professor of York University of Canada Dr Marcia H Rioux and Bangladesh Protibandhi Kalyan Somity (BPKS) Executive Director Abdus Sattar, also addressed the press conference.
Ferdousi Begum said that the persons with disability have right to work and they can be a very valuable asset to the labour force.
She called for engaging more persons with disabilities with the mainstream workforce so that they can contribute to the economy and their rights can be ensured.
Bangladesh government has quota for persons with disabilities for getting government jobs but due to information gap, right candidate always seems to miss the opportunity, she added.
Dr Marcia urged the public and private organisations to employ persons with disability for not showing mercy rather considering their skills and competency.
Abdus Sattar stressed the need for making infrastructural change to ensure congenial environment for persons with disability.

More News For this Category

Chairman of Bangladesh Homeopathic Board Dr Dilip Kumar Roy speaking at the 5th International Homeopathic Scientific Conference at IDEB Auditorium in the city on Friday.

Chairman of Bangladesh Homeopathic Board Dr Dilip Kumar Roy speaking at the 5th International Homeopathic Scientific Conference at IDEB Auditorium in the city on Friday.

.

Govt to provide jobs for flood affected people

City Desk :The government will provide jobs for the flood affected people under the rural employment project after receding the flood water, said Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal

Today’s Events

City Desk :DiscussionNational Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources and Power-Port organises a discussion on 'Research Panel of Energy and Power' of the committee in the VIP Lounge

BNP Vice-Chairman Advocate Khondkar Mahbub Hossain, among others, at a protest rally organised by Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Nagorik Dal at the Jatiya Press Club on Friday demanding withdrawal of false cases filed against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman.

BNP Vice-Chairman Advocate Khondkar Mahbub Hossain, among others, at a protest rally organised by Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Nagorik Dal at the Jatiya Press Club on Friday demanding withdrawal of false cases filed against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman.

.

Director of Holistic Health Care Center Prof Dr Gobinda Chandra Das and former DG of the Directorate General of Health Services Prof Dr Deen Mohammad Nurul Haque, among others, at the orientation on 'Diabetes Cure in 72 Hours' in the auditorium of National Sports Council in the city on Friday.

Director of Holistic Health Care Center Prof Dr Gobinda Chandra Das and former DG of the Directorate General of Health Services Prof Dr Deen Mohammad Nurul Haque, among others, at the orientation on 'Diabetes Cure in 72 Hours' in the auditorium of National Sports Council in the city on Friday.

.

BSMMU to shift admin office to Shahbagh Betar Bhaban this month

City Desk :Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), the country's premier postgraduate medical institution, is set to shift its administrative office to Betar Bhaban in city Shahbagh this month."We

Microsoft ties up with local firm to train 50,000 students

City Desk :Microsoft has partnered with a leading youth network of the country for providing basic computer training to around 50,000 students in different educational institutions across the country.

Seminar on 'Quality in Higher Edn' held at WUB

City Desk :World University of Bangladesh (WUB) organised a seminar on "Exchange of views with Educationists on Quality in Higher Education" in its auditorium in the city on Friday.

Ideal College guardians ask ACC for probe into wealth info on bosses, teachers

Staff Reporter :The leaders of Ideal School and College Ovibhabok Forum have urged the Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate wealth information of the institution's principal, chairman and members of the

ORGANIsATION SNIPPETs

City Desk :Jatiya Ganotantrik LeagueA discussion marking 91st birth anniversary of the country's first Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmad jointly organised by Jatiya Ganotantrik League and NAP (Bhasani) was held.at