UE Observed International Day of Persons with Disabilities


The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed at the University of Education, Lahore. On this occasion, the Special Education Department of the University organized an awareness walk and seminar at the Township Campus, which was presided over by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I.).
Speaking to the participants, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I.) said that in any civilized society, people with disabilities are given the due respect and attention so that they can live their lives with self-confidence. There are laws regarding the rights of persons with disabilities in the country, but they need to be implemented in true letter and spirit. Dr. Pasha said People with disabilities have no shortage of abilities but due to lack of opportunities they become a burden to the society, family and themselves. So people with disabilities should not be considered inferior and be given equal rights and opportunities. The Vice-Chancellor further said that a special department for persons with disabilities has been set up at the University of Education, where highly educated teachers are imparting education and training. We should fulfill our moral and legal responsibilities towards the persons with disabilities to ensure success not only in this world but the hereafter.
At the end of the walk, Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I.) also inaugurated a lab at the university with the best facilities for the disabled. Many faculty members and students including Director Division of Education, Dr. Ayaz Khan and Chairperson Special Education Department Dr. Shaheen Pasha were present on the occasion.