RANGPUR, An essay competition on 'Role of family and society to ensure equal rights and security protection of girl child' was held yesterday at Kashiabari School and College in Taraganj upazila in the district.
Rangpur unit of 'Pollishree', an NGO, organised the competition under its 'Creating Spaces Project' for 41 secondary level female students of Kashiabari School and College and Hatibandha Bilateral High School.
The event was arranged to create awareness among girl children on their rights, preventing child marriage, trafficking and violence against them, sexual harassment and negligence toward them to make schooloriented for their smooth education.
On the occasion, Project Officer of the 'Creating Spaces Project' of 'Pollishree' Sajedul Islam Sujan presided over a discussioncumprize distribution function moderated by its Project Coordinator Shahnaz Pervin.
Headmasters Mamunur Rashid of Kashiabari School and College and Faruk Hossain of Hatibandha Bilateral High School addressed as guests of honour.
Assistant Teachers of the institutions Anjira Khatun, Nazma Begum, Indrajeet Roy, Yasin Ali and Rafikul Islam and Project Officer of the NGO Rawnak Ara Haque spoke.
The speakers put emphasis on creating congenial social environment for female students and assisting them so that they could easily come to their schools and go back homes riding on bicycles for enhancing their selfconfidence.
Project Coordinator Shahnaz Pervin said there is no difference between male and female children and every girl child should get equal rights in families, society and everywhere to smoothly flourish their latent talents in becoming worthy citizens.
Sajedul Islam said Bangladesh has achieved laudable success in female education and women empowerment to earn global appreciation on way to achieve the sustainable development goals after achieving the millennium development goals.
Headmaster Mamunur Rashid urged female students to increase their moral strength and devote to studies to become welleducated and enlightened citizens for contributing equally to the nationbuilding activities.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)