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Care of intellectually retarded children underscored

Mayor of Rangpur City and valiant freedom fighter Alhaj Sarfuddin Ahmed Jhantu has stressed for proper care of the autistic, vision-impaired, mentally and intellectually retarded children to flourish their inherent talents, agency reports.  He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the annual sports competitions and cultural week of “Rangpur Dristi and Buddhi Protibondhi Biddyalaya” at Budubaur ground in Guptapara area in the city this afternoon as the chief guest.  Adviser of ‘Rangpur Dristi and Buddhi Protibondhi Biddyalaya’ and its Chairman of the Governing Body Mir Anisul Haque Payara presided over the function participated by teachers, students of the institution, guardians, socio-cultural and human rights activists.
Educationists Professor Maloy Kishore Bhattacharyya and Dr Swasswato Bhattacharya, journalists Rafikul Islam Sarker and Abu Nasser Bappi, cultural personality Hassan Ali, social workers Advocate Mir Altaf Ali, Advocate Harunur Rashid, Mokbular Rahman and Manjur Elahi Moti were present as special guests. After inaugurating the spots competitions and cultural week, the chief guest said the chidden with special needs can prove their enormous abilities in sports, cultural and other extracurricular activities if they were provided with necessary care and attention.
He said the autistic, mentally retarded and disabled children and people deserve their proper constitutional rights, but not mercy, and they must get all privileges and human rights, as they are the integral parts of the whole society.  He called for paying due attention in flourishing inherent talents of the autistic, vision-impaired, mentally and intellectually retarded children through providing them proper opportunities for their normal mental and physical growths and education in congenial atmosphere.

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