Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today called for creating women-friendly environment everywhere, including workplaces.
"Only bringing women in work is not enough. Ensuring women-friendly environment in workplaces and other spheres is required to expedite development of women," she said while speaking as chief guest at the fourth reunion of Dhaka University (DU) Rokeya Hall Alumni Association at TSC auditorium in the city.
Presided over by Rokeya Hall Alumni Association President Dr. Raoshan Ara Firoze, the function was also addressed by General Secretary of the association Mariam Begum and Rokeya Hall Provost Prof. Dr. Nasrin Ahman, said an official release.
Earlier, DU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the daylong reunion at the same venue.
Speaking on the occasion, he urged all to come forward and be united to prevent evil politics pushing the country into darkness.
Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Nasrin Ahmad and President of Dhaka University Alumnae Association and noted Industrialist A K Azad attended as the special guests in the inaugural function, presided over by Rokeya Hall Alumni Prof. Dr. Raoshan Ara Firoze.
More than thousand of students participated in the reunion programme.
Speaker Shirin Sharmin suggested ensuring all other facilities for women along with education for their advancement and stressed involving women with information technology in particular.
She called for involving women in the mainstream of development and further increasing their participation in parliament.
She recalled the contribution of Begum Rokeya to women development and said the great lady could realize the need of education for development of women.
The Speaker said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is also working for welfare of women and a congenial atmosphere for women is prevailing in Bangladesh.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)