CRP launched its new branch in Manikganj, 12 Shantunu Rai Sarani, West Dashra, Manikganj. The State minister for the Ministry of Social Welfare Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru inaugurated the centre through a program which started with cultural performance the students of William and Marie Taylor inclusive school. Executive Director of CRP Dr. Md. Sohrab Hossain presided over the inaugural ceremony that was addressed by CRP Founder and Coordinator and honorable guest Dr. Valerie A. Taylor. Director General of NGO Affairs Beuro KM Tariqul Islam in the Prime Minister’s Office, Sardar M Asaduzzzaman Bangladesh UNDP Assistant Resident Representative, Muhammad Golam Azad Khan, PPM-BAR, SP Manikganj, Md. Sanwarul Haque, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General), Manikganj and Mohammad Romzan Ali, Mayor, Manikganj Pouroshava were also present as special guests. At the end of the discussion, honorable guests handed over sewing machines among the trainees with disabilities. After the ceremony, the Minister inaugurated the CRP building.
CRP Manikganj Center has been set up on about four acres of land at West Dashra in Manikganj Municipality at the cost of Tk. 10.75 crores. Of the total costs, the government has provided Tk 8.57 crores in grants and the rest by the CRP’s fund while the entire land has been donated by Raihan Mahabub, a local in Manikganj. CRP provides free training in various trade courses aimed at making the country's disadvantaged people economically self-sufficient. The CRP has been working for almost 42 years. Through this, about 6,000 paralyzed people have received skills development training. Half of these beneficiaries are making a living by doing various kinds of work.