Date: 03rd December, 2020 (aired) (Shooting on 18 & 19 November 2020)

Venue: DRRA Studio & Channel I Studio, Dhaka

Organized by: Disabled Rehabilitation & Research Association (DRRA)

Background of the Event:

A special TV program, titled “Sustainable Development of Persons with Disability in Bangladesh during current pandemic and Post-pandemic situation” was recorded and later aired on Sustainable Development of Youth with Disability on 03rd December, 2020, the International Day for Persons with Disability. This program was arranged by DRRA and CBM’s collaboration.

Farida Yesmin, Executive Director of DRRA conducted the program where Shamshul Islam, Senior Secretary; Md. Fazlul Qadir, Deputy Managing Director, Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF); and Ferdous Ara, Renowned Singer attended virtually. Mushfiqur Wara, Country Director, CBM attended the program and discussed how people with disability can ensure sustainable development in current pandemic and post-pandemic situation. The purpose of the program was to focus the importance and necessity of sustainable development of persons with disability in Bangladesh. The program was written and directed by Swapna Reza, Advisor of DRRA.

Purpose of the Event:

The purpose of this event was to reach out to people and inform them what persons with disabilities can if supported with opportunities. Since the program was broadcasted on one of the most popular satellite TV channels of Bangladesh, it is expected that a big number of people has watched it and learn about the difficulties and struggles that persons with disabilities face every day. The guests attended the program also discussed what should be done and what their respected organizations are doing for the betterment of persons with disabilities.


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