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International Day of Persons with Disabilities marked

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Lahore – A function was held to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities under the aegis of Ghazali Education Trust (GET) and LABARD here the other day, says a press release.

Apart from the special children studying in the Trust schools established in rural areas, the special children and the community from the organisations working on special education also participated.

In the function, MNA Parveiz Malik, Munazza Hassan & Shaista Pervaiz Malik, Liaquat Balouch, Dr Amjad Saqib, Mujeeb Ur Rehman Shami, Raoof Tahir, Farrukh Sohail Gowindi, Toueeq Butt, Syed Amir Mehmood and other political and religious leaders, senior journalists, showbiz celebrities, special educational organisations of private and public sectors, students and the people from every walk of life participated.

The speakers said that as water, air, food, clothes and education are the pre requisites for survival and the fundamental rights as well, likewise none of the special children can be deprived of the same right.

They said that without giving the right of education to the special children, 100 per cent literacy rate cannot be achieved. The speakers felt sorry that in the list of the problems faced by a common man, giving due respect and right to education to the special children in the society is at a low pedestal, while these efforts are limited to cities.

The Nation