RANGPUR Bangladesh continues to earn global
appreciation for achieving commendable success in development of women and
children and eradicating gender disparity in last eleven years.
Officials, academics and public representatives made the observation at an
orientation workshop held at Baruahat Business and Technical management
College auditorium in Kawnia upazila of the district on Thursday evening, a
press release said today.
The District Information Office organised the event for leading
personalities in the society under the fifth-phase of the Mass Communication
Program for Development of Children and Women Project.
With Senior District Information Officer (DIO) Humayun Kobir in the chair,
Assistant Commissioner (Land) of Kawnia upazila Jasmine Nahar attended the
workshop as the chief guest.
Moderated by Assistant Professor of the educational institution Kamrul
Huda, it's Principal Shah Md. Rezaul Islam and Chairman of local Kursha union
Mohammad Hossain addressed the workshop as special guests.
Former Head of the Department of Bengali of Rangpur Begum Rokeya
Government College Professor Mohammad Shah Alam and Kawnia Upazila Health and
Family Planning Officer Dr. Md. Asif Ferdous were present as resource
Professor Alam made a presentation on 'Prevention of child marriage, drug
abuse and militancy' for further speeding up socio-economic advancement
putting stress on building adequate social and family level awareness to
eliminate these social curses.
Dr. Ferdous discussed 'maternal and child health care, safe maternity and
autism' and various pragmatic programs being implemented by the government to
ensure necessary health services to women, pregnant mothers, newborn babies
and autistic children.
Humayun Kobir delivered keynote speech on birth registration, sanitation,
preventing food adulteration, protecting the environment, preventing drowning
of children and ensuring disaster-time safety and security of women and
The resource persons discussed various epoch-making steps of the
government like re-launching of community clinics, sub-stipends for female
students, massive social safety-net and other programs for development of
women and children.
The chief guest suggested all concerned to work with utmost integrity
aiming at ensuring sustainable development of women and children to attain
the sustainable development goals by 2030 on way to build a developed
Bangladesh by 2041.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)