National sports complex for specially abled persons
AuthorShuvo, Shariar Alam
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Disabled people has equal right to enjoy a better life with access to basic needs as well as sports. In Bangladesh disabled people are most deprived of education, medical support, social support and sports facilities. Due to inadequate facilities disabled persons are still struggling for quality education and developing social skills. Not only facilities but also accessibility is very important for disabled persons. Due to inadequate accessibility disabled persons become socially bound to their own space separated from community. This prevents the normal development of disabled person as a child and even as adult. This paper is mainly focused on universal accessibility of disabled persons in exterior and interior space. Sports makes a person physically and mentally strong. To enable persons with disabilities to enjoy a better life with access to basic needs leading towards establishing equal rights and opportunities to participate all spheres of life as equal members of society education, medical supports and sports facilities with universal accessibilities is must. According to World Bank in 2004 there was 13.6million people including 3.4million children and 10.2 million adults with disabilities in Bangladesh (“Disability in Bangladesh”, 2004). In 2016 these numbers must have been increased vastly. There are many organizations and government facilities provided for educating, medical services and rehabilitation, but none for providing sports facilities. So a sports complex for disabled persons is very necessary to help develop independent and self-empowered disable person. A sports complex for disabled people can help disable people grow more strong physically and mentally, which will allow them to participate in all spheres of life as equal members of the society.