Lahore, March 20, 2017 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has given a special message on World Down Syndrome Day. He said that the persons especially children suffering from Down syndrome requires special attention. Awareness is required regarding mental illness so that preventive measures should be taken. Special Children are no less than normal ones in terms of talent and capability. The abilities of special children can be utilized and streamlined after providing them with best facilities.
He further stated that the purpose of World Down Syndrome Day is to create awareness among the people to create awareness about the diseases like Down syndrome. The lack of knowledge regarding the mental illness and the delay in the treatment results in health rampage. It is the state responsibility to look after the special needs and education of these children.
Punjab Government has worked vigorously to provide the facilities in the education departments for special children. Chief Minister also said that it is the priority of government to create awareness in people regarding mental diseases. The government has also fixed a quota for the people with special needs in employment sector. He also stated that we should continue our efforts for providing best facilities for special children suffering from Down Syndrome disease.
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Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
21-Mahmood Ghaznavi Road (Abbot Road), Lahore, Pakistan