Dr Shirin calls for highlighting womens achievements

DHAKA, Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin

Chaudhury today underscored the need for highlighting outstanding

contribution of women in different fields of development through research


She said, Women are performing brilliantly in every sector including

agriculture, economics and politics. Contribution of many women is not

recognized although they deserve it. Historians should identify womens

contribution in their research works.

Dr Shirin came up with the observation while addressing the 49th annual

International Conference of Bangladesh Itihas Parisad, at teacherStudent

Center (TSC) here as the chief guest.

The life of our Prime Minister is an extraordinary example of the

history of females success in South Asia, Dr Shirin said, adding she struggled

for democracy, establishing human rights and developing peoples living standard.

The Speaker said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly

to built a Sonar Bangla as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu

Shiekh Mujibur Rahman.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni inaugurated the conference which

was held with the theme Females in History: South Asia Context.

Incumbent Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh

Professor Dr. Kazi Shahidullah and former UGC Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan

addressed the programme with DU ViceChancellor (VC) and president of

Bangladesh Itihas Parisad Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.

Speaking on the occasion, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni put emphasis on

young generation to know the glorious past of Bangalee nation. Future

leaders cannot be built without knowing the real history, she added.

She hoped that the conference will play a proactive role in projecting

real history as well as changing mindset of people towards women.

Distinguished historians, experts, university professors and researchers

from Bangladesh and India have presented 35 essays at the conference.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)