Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Haq yesterday urged all concerned to continue the education of girl children up to graduation level for preventing child marriage.
The minister made this call while he was addressing a stipend distribution programme among the poor and meritorious students at Mirpur in the capital.
"It is impossible to build skilled human resource without pursuing time-befitting education ...so the present government is considering the education as one of the main tools for building a poverty-free Bangladesh under the vision -2021," said Haq at the function organized by Dutch Bangla Bank.
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith spoke on the occasion as the chief guest while Dutch-Bangla Bank Chairman Sayem Ahmed chaired it.
The law minister said the diversified development of the society as well as the nation would be possible through enlightening the poor and meritorious students with education, he said, adding that the poor students could be made the driving force of country's economic lifeline.
He said the government alone could not perform such a big responsibility and urged the private organizations to come forward to this help achieve this goal.
Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Benoit-Pierre Laramee and Managing Director of Dutch-Bangla Bank KS Tabrej, among others, spoke.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)