PM choose their paintings for greeting cards

Dhaka,  Sat,  24 June 2017
Published : 13 Apr 2017, 00:36:37
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Love for disabled children

PM choose their paintings for greeting cards

Prime Minister(PM) Sheikh Hasina once again showed her immense love and affection for children with disabilities as she chose their paintings to prepare her Pahela Boishakh greeting cards, reports BSS.

"Like the previous occasions, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has selected paintings of children with disabilities to prepare the Pahela Baishakh greeting cards for Bangla new year 1424," PM's Deputy Press Secretary Ashraful Alam Khokan told the news agency Wednesday.

"This time she has selected paintings of six disabled children to make the Pahela Boishakh greeting cards. It once again demonstrated her immense love and affection for the challenged children," he said.

The children are: Ashhab Munim Chowdhury, son of Md Naimul Islam Chowdhury of South Kalyanpur, Dhaka; Ibrahim Khalil, son of Hazi Mohammad Jashim Uddin of Keraniganj in Dhaka; Isaba Hafiz, daughter of Shahjahan Hafiz of Banani DOHS, Dhaka; Md Rahat, son of Mohammad Ali, Katashur, Mohammadpur in Dhaka; Mosammat Abida Sultana (Shanta), daughter of Alamgir Hossain of Dakkhinbagh, Kaliganj, Gazipur; and Suma Das, daughter of Nirapad Das of Madhya Katia village under Sadar upazila in Satkhira.

The PM's deputy press secretary said before 2010, the Prime Minister used to send greeting cards prepared with the paintings of professional artists.

She first started sending greeting cards prepared with the paintings of children with disabilities during Eid-ul-Azha in 2010.

From that year, the Prime Minister has been sending greeting cards prepared with the paintings of disabled children to people concerned on different occasions like Eid, Bangla Nababarsha and English New Year.

Khokan said the greeting cards were earlier prepared with the art works of "intellectually-challenged" children and they were selected from only Dhaka through the Department of Social Service. This arrangement continued till 2013, he said.

But from Eid-ul-Fitr in 2014, the "physically-challenged" children who have the hobby of painting and are living outside Dhaka were also included in the arrangements, the deputy press secretary said.
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