Timeline

Milestones of BPKS

Milestones of BPKS
1985

BPKS established

BPKS established 1st National Press Conference at National Press Club.
1986

Disabled people employment and sports.

BPKS introduced program on job placement for disabled people employment and sports.
1988

Registered with social welfare

Registered with department of social welfare, government of Bangladesh.
1989

District level activity

Commencement of district level activity in Tangail, Manikganj and Chandpur district. Published first Newsletter of BPKS entitled ‘ProtibondhiBarta’.
1990

Registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau

Registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau to operate with foreign assistance under the ForeignDonations (Voluntary Activities) Regulation Ordinance 1978. National Workshop on sports at planning academy, Nilkhet, Dhaka-1205, March 12.
1991

Achieved 1st foreign donation received

Achieved 1st foreign donation received. BPKS branch established at 10 districts of the country.
1992

Achieved the membership of DPI

Achieved the membership of Disabled People’s International (DPI). 1st ever in Bangladesh on behalf of disabled people as representing organizations BPKS delegate meet with Bangladesh President Mr. Abdur Rahman Bishashand submit 5 point proposal for disabled people’s rights promotion, April 25. 1st Mentoring Consultation with prospective disabled leaders in Dhaka-1205…
1993

Hosted the 11th Asia-Pacific Regional Leadership Training Seminar

Hosted the 11th Asia-Pacific Regional Leadership Training Seminar with about 40 country participants. Hosted a DPOs management training with support from UNESCAP for 16 Country. Drafted the “National Policy on Disability” and submitted to the government of Bangladesh.
1994

Membership with “National Coordination Committee on Disability”

Membership with “National Coordination Committee on Disability”. International day of disabled people observed in December 3rd jointly by Government of Bangladesh and BPKS where Prime Minister of Bangladesh declared for legislation and policy for disabled peoples.
1995

National Policy on Disability Approved

BPKS Constitution amended and created Chief Executive Officer Position. National Policy on Disability, was approved by the government of Bangladesh.
1996

Introduced the Disabled Persons Self-Initiative to Development (PSID) approach.

Introduced the Disabled Persons Self-Initiative to Development (PSID) approach. National Action Plan 1996 andapproved by Government of Bangladesh in September. BPKS leadership handed over the draft act to the deputy leader of the parliament on Dec10. 1st National Leadership Training for 60 disabled persons in Bangladesh completed. BPKS education allowance…
1997

Land from Government with nominal price for BPKS complex.

BPKS achieved 60 decimals of land from Government with nominal price for BPKS complex. BPKS achieved 1st volunteer from AVI, Australia. 15 October 1st white cane safety day observed and seminar was organized. 1st time in Bangladesh workshop on promotion women with disability employment organized.
1998

Member of several committees

BPKS became member of several committees, formed by the Government of Bangladesh.
1999

Policy on Implementation and Management of the PSID.

Developed the ‘Policy on Implementation and Management of the PSID.
2000

One For all 1st published

Published first issue of ‘One for All’, the quarterly newsletter on PSID.
2001

Passed by the Bangladesh Parliament.

Disabled welfare act. Passed by the Bangladesh Parliament.
2002

Inaugurated ground floor of BPKS Complex

Inaugurated ground floor of the multi-storied building of BPKS complex on 13th May.
2003

Some DPOD graduated and registered with the government.

Six (6) DPOs to Development (DPOD) graduated and registered with the government. 1st National Seminar on Engagement of WWDs into Development held with 150 participants. 5 (five)DPOs to Development (DPOD) graduated and registered with the government.
2004

1st time National Seminar to Engage Journalist

BPKS participation instrumental drafting the Bangladesh Government PRSP Plan. 1st time National Seminar to Engage Journalist on Disabled Peoples’ Rights. 3 (three)DPOs to Development (DPOD) graduated and registered with the government.
2005

NADPO established

National Alliance of Disabled Peoples’ Organizations (NADPO) established. National Seminar on Universal Design Development organized. BPKS instrumental in organizing national fair highlighting disabled people activities. Australian University Student learned BPKS good practice. BPKS use as case study in “POVERTY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PAPERS No. 12/ June 2005” of Asian Development…
2006

The first largest National Congregation

The first largest National Congregation of Disabled People held with participation of over 100,000PWDs from across the county at PaltonMoydan, Dhaka.
2007

WDDF established

Women with Disabilities Development Foundation (WDDF) established. BPKS leadership unanimously elected Global Secretary of ‘Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI). BPKS instrumental Roundtable on Electoral Access for the disabled people’ with NDI, USA where most of the political parties representatives participated. BPKS leadership advocate to ensure signature of UNCRPD by Bangladesh Government.
2008

One for All International Seminar

“One for All International Seminar” on PSID held in Dhaka with participation of 17 nations. 6 (Six)DPOs to Development (DPOD) graduated and registered with the government. First time meet with most of led political parties including AL, BNP to promote political inclusiveness.
2009

PSID Worldwide Department

“PSID Worldwide Department” established to replicate PSID in other countries. Got Copyright Certificate of “Person with Disabilities’ Self-initiative to Development. BPKS instrumental in organizing training to Dhaka City Corporation staffs. UNCRPD Seminar organized where most of the stakeholder’s representatives participated. 10 (Ten)DPOs to Development (DPOD) graduated and registered with the…
2010

25 years anniversary of BPKS marked.

25 years anniversary of BPKS marked. 2nd national congregation of disabled people held with participation of about 100,000 disabled people from across the country at historical poltanmoydan in Dhaka. Best practice of PSID award given to 7 successful leaders and 4 organizations (DPODs and DPOs) at National Press club, Dhaka.…
2011

PSID Resource Center at Khagrachari District.

3 DPO established at 3 Parbhato Districts with 1 PSID Resource Center at Khagrachari District. SADF (South Asian Disability Forum) Regional Leadership Conference held at BPKS. BPKS story added in “World Report on Disability 2011” published by WHO. 1st National Budget consultation meeting with Finance Minister in Bangladesh.
2012

Achieved membership of Commonwealth Disabled Peoples’ Forum.

Achieved membership of Commonwealth Disabled Peoples’ Forum. BPKS Founder Mr. Abdus Sattar Dulal is honored with UNESCAP Disability Rights Champion Award. BPKS Instrumental to ensure Disability Inclusion in Programs for UNHCR program. BPKS leadership delegates meet with Honorable Bangladesh President and submit 13 point demand to promote disabled people rights…
2013

Recognition from Department of State of United States.

BPKS received recognition from Department of State of United States. 1st Training for Potential Election Observers for the National Election provided by BPKS and JANIPOP and NDI of USA. BPKS participation instrumental contribution in drafting of disabled people rights and protection law 2013, Bangladesh. DPOs achieved their long-term strategic plan…
2014

1st National seminar on young women with disability leadership to development organized.

Organized a first ever workshop with leading Employers’ agencies representatives for promotion of disabled people’s employment in Bangladesh. In august 1st time organized this type seminar with all chambers leaders including FBCCI president on “Employment Promotion” at Dhaka with partnership of York University and Canadian government. 1st National seminar on…
2015

Hosted Extra Ordinary World Council Meeting of DPI

Hosted Extra Ordinary World Council Meeting of DPI (Disabled Peoples’ International). 1st time local government level consultation organized at different districts, upzila and unions. National Seminar on “Rights of Disabled Woman and Child 2015” was organized with 250 percipients including 69 senior government officials. 2015 In the UN Website: http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1637…
2016

2 days Job Fair in Krishibid Institution of capital city

BPKS initiatives open new window to ensure jobs for disabled people in garments sector in Bangladesh that ultimately creating revolutionary impact in contributing to country economy. 1st time in Bangladesh, 2 days Job Fair in Krishibid Institution of capital city organized from April 23 to 24, 2016 thousands of disabled…
2017

BPKS JAPAN established.

BPKS started to appoint “BPKS Volunteer Ambassadors” which are honorable representatives and Independent of time, setup or location and having scope of volunteerism to support BPKS work. BPKS JAPAN established. BPKS achieved the membership of workability international in Hong Kong Meeting June 13
2018

MoU between Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur and BPKS

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur and BPKS signed to cooperate each other’s for the purpose of promotion and developing students on disability and development with independent departmental support under Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, dated February 5, 2018. BPKS promote sport activities from beginning of its establishment…
2019

Ambassador Visit BPKS Complex

Her Excellencies Charlotta Schlyter, Ambassador of Sweden and Sidsel Bleken of Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh, both of them visit BPKS on June 18, 2019 for learning about disability, situation and challenges of disabled people rights and development and role of disabled people organizations. BPKS team experts and successful participation educate…