Staff Correspondent: State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak yesterday said disability is not a barrier but a challenge. “With specialised training and assistance from individuals, families and the state, they can bring changes not only in their own lives but also in the world,” he said. The minister came up with the remark while speaking at the inaugural programme of ‘Job Fair-2018’, a one-day job fair for specially-abled people at Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) in the capital.
Addressing the programme as the chief guest, Palak said disability is not something invincible as they can change the world with small assistance.
When a youth, without legs, earn thousands of dollars using his intellect and hands sitting on his wheelchair and when a youth goes ahead with everyone beating his limitations, the success of Digital Bangladesh lies in there, said the state minister.
“To continue this effort, we’re arranging the job fair for the specially-abled persons for the last four years,” he added.
The minister also said soon a digital job portal will be opened where people will get the facility of job fair every day. No one will need to go from company to company for jobs.
CVs will be updated on the site from where the companies will offer jobs accordingly, said Palak.
BCC authorities, the organiser of the fair under the department of ICT, said this year 17 companies participated in the fair. Last year, 115 people got jobs with the participation of 15 companies.
Earlier in 2016, 60 people got jobs as 12 companies participated in the fair while the participation of 10 companies ensured jobs for 32 in 2015.
Executive director of Centre for Services and Information on Disability (CSID) Khandaker Jahurul Alam and BCC director Enamul Kabir also spoke, among others, in the programme presided over by BCC’s executive director Shwapon Kumar Sarker.