RAJSHAHI Speakers at a meeting today unequivocally
called for collective efforts of all government and non-government
organisations concerned to protect the child rights for their proper
Protecting the children from all sorts of violation, repression and
deprivation is needed for building a healthy and knowledge-based future
generation, they told the meeting here.
UNICEF organised the meeting at Brac Learning Centre to mark the 30th
anniversary of UN Child Rights Convention. Around 50 children and juveniles
from different constituencies in the district joined the meeting and actively
took part in its open discussion.
Reports related to suggestions and recommendations of the meeting will be
placed before the next Parliamentary Caucus on Child Rights.
Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton addressed the
meeting as the chief guest while Deputy Inspector General of Police AKM Hafiz
Akhter and Commissioner-in-Charge of Rajshahi division Dr Abdul Mannan spoke
as special guests.
UNICEF's Rajshahi and Rangpur Divisional Head Nazibullah Hameem presided
over the meeting.
Liton said responsive and sensible social and political initiatives are
crucial means for protecting rights of children particularly the slum-
dwelling and underprivileged ones towards transforming them into worthy
He said the present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime
Minister Sheikh Hasina is very much positive towards protecting the child
rights and urged the field-level government and non-government organisations
concerned to supplement the government endeavour.
Physical and mental development of children couldn't be possible until
they are protected from violence and deprivation from their early childhood,
the mayor added.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)