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June 16, 2003

Free IT training for deaf begins

From: The Daily Star, Bangladesh - Jun 16, 2003


A free vocational IT training for the deaf began in the city yesterday to turn them into human resources.

The three-month long programme has been organised by Technology, Science and Management (TSM), an institute of advanced education.

Mohammad Barkat Ullah Bulu, advisor to the commerce ministry, attended the inaugural function as chief guest while Rahat Khan, editor of the Ittefaq, and Mohammad Nazmul Alam Siddique, information secretary, as guests of honour.

Mahtabur Rahman, TSM chairman and Abul Kashem, chief advisor of Stamford University spoke on the occasion.

Barkat Ullah Bulu said we should not treat the physically challenged people as burden of the society.

"They can also uphold the image of the country as they did in last International Disabled Olympic Competition where they secured eight gold medals", he added.

Nazmul Alam Siddique said physically challenged people can also contribute to the development of the country if they are imparted proper training.

Rahat Khan called upon the affluent section of the society to come forward to help the deaf stand on their own feet.

A total of 17 deaf students are taking part in the programme designed to provide them basic knowledge of IT and create employment opportunities for them in different organisations.

© 2003 The Daily Star