Special Persons’ Department and Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) celebrated Special Persons’ Day to encourage the most deserving faction of the society. Special children from all special children schools participated in the function and presented qirat, naat, national songs, speeches and tableaus. Chief Executive Officer District Education Authority (DEA) Qazi Zahoor ul Haq was the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Qazi Zahoor said special children did not need our sympathies rather they deserve our attention and proper grooming so that they could become valuable members of our society.
He said Punjab government had taken great steps for supporting special persons. The government had increased the service quota for special persons from 2 percent to 3 percent according to which 4848 special persons had been given government jobs. Khidmat Cards had also been given to special persons by Baait ul Maal and 13000 blind persons had been benefited through the service, he added.
Resident Director (RAC) Waqar Ahmed said RAC had always supported special children to express their skills and this function was its evidence.—APP