APP42-03 ISLAMABAD: December 03 – First Lady Begum Mahmooda Mamnoon Hussain in a group photo with special children and office bearers of "Helping Hand" on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. APP

ISLAMABAD, Dec 3 (APP): First Lady Begum Mahmooda Mamnoon Hussain on Thursday urged the civil society to extend cooperation in the efforts towards mainstreaming of special children, who are important part of society.
The government was working significantly in this regard but the government alone could not be successful without cooperation from the society, she said while addressing a function organized by “Helping Hand”, a non-governmental organization (NGO), here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The first lady praised the services of Helping Hand and said that
philanthropists in the society should cooperate with such organizations or initiate other projects like this. Begum Mahmooda Mamnoon Hussain also advised the special
children that they should not be constrained by any factor adding that they, like others, can serve their country and nation after attaining maximum education.
She stated that if a disabled woman like Helen Keller could become
a renowned author then Pakistani children could also bring laurels.