ORGANIsATION Snippet26 November 2022
City Desk :
Rangdhanu Disabled Rights Association
Participants at an interface meeting stressed on ensuring participation of disabled people in the process of selecting Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) programme beneficiaries at grassroots levels. They viewed this at the interface meeting on 'VGD affairs community score card' organised recently by Rangdhanu Disabled Rights Association , Rangpur at Lohanipara union parishad hall room in Badarganj upazila. Access Bangladesh Foundation and Commonwealth Foundation extended assistance in arranging the event aiming at promoting rights of grassroots persons with disabilities through community led initiatives, reports BSS. Members and Secretary of Lohanipara union parishad, civil society members, , disabled people, local journalists and elite participated in the event. Chairman of Lohanipara union parishad Md. Dolu Shah attended the meeting as the chief guest with president of the organization Nur Alam in the chair. General Secretary of the association Hasanur Rahman (Helal) moderated the event. Community Mobiliser of the sangtha Atiar Rahman delivered a welcome speech narrating the statistics and social status of disabled population and negligible number of VGD beneficiaries among them in Lohanipara union. The speakers proposed involving representatives of disabled population in the selection process of VGD beneficiaries to bring more women with disabilities under the government's VGD programme for their inclusive development and empowerment. The chief guest expressed his commitment to involve representatives of the physically challenged people in the process of selecting VGD beneficiaries and implement more development activities for mainstreaming disabled population.