DRRA organized an opinion sharing meeting on the progress of the implementation of NDD Trust Act 2013 on 6th October, 2018 at Satkhira Circuit House. Mr. Sushanta Kumar Pramanik, Additional Secretary (Institution and Disability) Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh was present as Chief Guest. Ms. Farida Yesmin, Executive Director, presided over the meeting. A large number Govt. Officials, NGO Representatives, Civil Society Members, Local Elites and Parents of the Children with disabilities attended the meeting.
Impressed by DRRA activities, particularly, special school for NDD, Mr. Susanto Kumar pramanik ,Honorable Chief Guest said, "To implement Nuro Developmental Disability Welfare Act-13, it is very important to reform the committee and organize meeting regularly at district level and all the respective must aware on this act". He therefore, requested all stakeholders to make an alliance and work for people with disability very closely and at grass root level.
Mr. Debashis Sardar Deputy Director Department of Social Welfare says, "Progress of implementation of Nuro Developmental Disability Welfare Act-13" is very slow due to lack of awareness and because very few staffs of government work on this issue". He then appealed JPUF to take initiatives to raise awareness on this act from Ward to District level.
Mr. Tohidur Rahman Civil Surgeon Satkhira says, "Government is working closely on disability issue. But in implementation of the act we have many limitations. We organized training on how to diagnosis disability and develop some doctor unfortunately they transferred another places".
Thanking DRRA, Mrs. Lipika Mondol Executive Director ONUS expressed, "As an impact of DRRA's work for the person with disability since 1998, I, a person with disability, have been now working with DRRA". Another person with disability, Md. Mojibur Rahman says, "It is very important to identify and diagnosis of disability, so I would like to request to the authority take initiatives on this issue”.
Executive Director of DRRA said, "To reduce discrimination it is very important to proper implement of Neuro Developmental Disability Welfare Act-13, otherwise we can’t establish a dignified life for disable peoples".
Thanking DRRA for organizing such exclusive timely needed event, District Commissioner and chair of the Meeting says, "We can’t achieve SGD, leaving people with disability behind ". Therefore he requested all to show positive attitude towards them.