Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed yesterday said that the government is working to ensure employment and accommodation for the disabled people.
“Disabled people are not burden of the society as the as the government would provide employment opportunities and accommodation to them,” he said.
The minister was addressing the foundation laying ceremony of 25-bed Shanti Nivas project at Lalmonirhat as the chief guest, said a press release.
Lalmonirhat District Social Service Office organized the event.
The world leaders appreciated the initiative of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her daughter Saima Wazed that have been taken for the welfare of disabled people, he said and added that allowance for disabled persons is being increased gradually.
Lalmonirhat District Commissioner M Abu Jafar, District Awami League General Secretary and District Parishad Administrator Advocate Matiar Rahman, Director of Divisional Social Service Office at Rangpur Sadekul Islam and District Social Service Officer Abdul Matin, among others, were present.