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Special children express love for Pakistan

August 15, 2022

Islamabad : Special children expressed their love for the country through colourful performances on the occasion of 75th Independence Day on Sunday.

Federal Minister for Human Rights Main Riaz Hussain Pirzada attended the special event as the chief guest. The event was organised by Directorate General of Special Education (DGSE), Ministry of Human Rights.

The programme commenced with the recitation from the Holy Quran and Naat-e-Rasool-e-Maqbool followed by the playing of the National Anthem.

Later on, special children performed on different patriotic and folk songs to mark their fervour and enthusiasm on this special day. Their impressive performance was greatly applauded by the chief guest and the audience. In his welcome address, Azhar Sajjad, Director General Special Education briefed the guests about the educational, rehabilitation and training services of the Directorate General of Special Education for the persons with disabilities. He informed that these services had now been extended to the entire ICT with the launch of Inclusive Education Program and a user friendly mobile application for awareness of PWDs that is also having an E-technology project for visually impaired persons.

The chief guest while addressing the audience highlighted the significance of Independence Day. He recalled sacrifices, dedication and endeavours of our forefathers for the great cause of Independence. He said that Iqbal’s idea of a separate Muslim state; visionary leadership of Quaid-e-Azam and the unflinching struggle of thousands of Muslims of the Sub-continent from all spheres of life could never ever be forgotten to get this piece of land.

He also spoke about Pakistan’s regional and global importance by virtue of its history, geo-strategic location and rich human and natural resources. Minister said that Government of Pakistan is fully aware of the challenges our homeland was confronting and it had adopted a comprehensive plan for economic and structural reforms to gain sustainable development.

He urged that being a Pakistani, we must celebrate Independence by thanking to Almighty Allah for endowment of this motherland.

He also prayed for the prosperity, safety and success of Pakistan. At the end, assistive devices were distributed by the chief guest among the persons with disabilities. He reiterated that all possible means would be utilized for the uplift and welfare of persons with disabilities.