Govt works relentlessly to achieve SDGs: Liton

RAJSHAHI Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM

Khairuzzaman Liton said the present government has been working relentlessly

for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through inclusive

development in the country.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government has been implementing

gigantic programmes with an aim to achieving SDGs by 2030, he added while

addressing the inaugural session of a daylong roundtable conference on SDGs.

Women with Disabilities Development Foundation (WDDF) organized the

conference titled Dialogue on Gaps and Opportunities of Women with

Disabilities in association with Mama Cash at BGB Party Point in the city

today.

Mayor Liton said SDGs are of essence to achieve a better and more

sustainable future for all including women with disabilities, adding its key

commitment is no one will be left behind. Public and private sector's

development entities and other stakeholders have been engaged in the SDGs

implementation process, he added.

He, however, said concerted effort of all the government and non-

government entities concerned is very crucial to supplement the government

efforts of achieving the SDGs within the time-frame.

Liton told the meeting that the people with special needs aren't the

burden of the society but wealth. They have to be built as worthy citizens.

All quarters should come forward towards forging a social movement for

welfare of those thereby overall developments of the society will be

achieved.

During her keynote presentation, Ashrafun Nahar Misty, Executive Director

of WDDF, put forward a set of recommendations on how to mainstreaming the

women with disabilities through improving their living and livelihood

condition.

Social Worker Shaheen Akter, Additional Superintendent of Police Ifte

Khayer Alam, Deputy Director of Department of Women Affairs Shobnom Shirind

and District Education Officer Nasir Uddin also spoke while WDDF Member

Sharmin Akter was in the chair.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)