The 49th convocation of Dhaka University (DU), the biggest programme to confer degrees, was held on 13th January, 2015 at the university's central playground. Around 6,104 students, including 3,367 female students, collected their certificates following their successful completion of studies from the university and other affiliated institutions. Along with them, 18 Occupational Therapy and 31 Physiotherapy graduates from Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI) received the certificates that day.




There are very few people who have actually made our society more inclusive. The Founder & Coordinator of Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) Ms. Valerie Ann Taylor is one of them whose dream was to work for inclusive education. The Asian Centre for Inclusive Education (ACIE) is committed to present the Nirafat Anam Memorial Inclusion Award (NAMI Award) to those people who have contributed to our society. This award has been named in memory of Late Dr. Nirafat Anam who was the



Inauguration of the first outing for children with autism of The Paediatrics unit at CRP was held on 24th December, 2014. Honourable Executive Director of CRP Mr. Md. Shafiq-ul Islam inaugurated the outing programme. It is believed that all children with autism can benefit from early intervention, social group activities like outing and gradually may gain enough social skills to be able to join mainstream society. Active participation of 15 children with autism including their mothers and 7 occupational therapists made this first ever outing fruitful. Selective and well-structured different group activities took place during this outing at the National Monument premises.




Exactly 35 years back CRP started its journey on 11 December 1979 and this year we celebrated its 35 Birthday with a 35 pound of cake. In the morning CRP’s Executive Director Mr. Md. Shafiq ul Islam inaugurated the day releasing 35 balloons in the air with a festoon of 35 years celebrations. Staffs, volunteers, patients, school students from CRP were present in the inaugural session. All of us merge with ED to Reddaway Hall and there were a cultural programme and the staff members have shared their experiences with the audience





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