‘Bangladesh earns global appreciation for women development’

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

persons.

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

children.

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)