President, PM urge children to become worthy citizens

DHAKA President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister

Sheikh Hasina today greeted children on the occasion of the World Children

Day and Children Right Week 2019 urging them to make themselves as worthy

citizens of the country.

In separate messages, they called upon children to become worthy citizens

of the country as they are the future of the nation.

The President, in his message, urged all, including senior citizens,

family, society and state, to play their respective roles in ensuring rights

of the children and help flourish their inner potentials in a friendly

atmosphere.

The President said children will lead the nation as they will be entrusted

with leadership, adding that it is important to foster them with love,

compassion and education so that they could make a positive impact on the

world in the days to come.

To build livable world for children, he said fundamental rights of children

must be ensured and patriotism as well as humanitarian qualities must be

built among them.

In her message, the Prime Minister said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman formulated 'Children Act' in the country in 1974 in

order to ensure children's rights.

She said Bangladesh is one of the signatory countries of the UN Children's

Rights Charter.

Highlighting comprehensive measures taken the ruling Awami League

government to ensure health, education, recreation and welfare of the

children, the premier said the government has formulated the National Child

Labour Elimination Policy 2010, Children Act 2013 and Persons with

Disabilities Rights and Protection Act 2013.

The government is providing financial assistance for the welfare of

children, including school dropouts, differently abled and those who work in

the risky environment, she added.

To ensure the education and nutrition of the child, she said the

government is conducting various pragmatic activities regarding education,

safe water and sanitation.

They, both the President and the Premier, wished a success of all the

programmes taken for marking the day and week.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)