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Siyam Hoque

2020-03-08 20:28:35 BdST

Women showing efficiency in every sector: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the country’s womenfolk have been showing their efficiency in every sector capitalizing the opportunities of her government extended to them.

“We have been creating opportunities for women in every sector so they can move ahead. Utilizing these opportunities, the women are showing their efficiency wherever they go,” she said.

The prime minister was addressing the inaugural function of the International Women’s Day at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka, reports BSS.

The premier said: “The women of the country have now proved that they can.”

Mentioning that economic emancipation is of the essence for women, she called upon the country’s womenfolk to move ahead with self-confidence and dignity to consolidate their position in society.

In this context, Sheikh Hasina said: “A woman can consolidate her position in the society as well as in the family and none will dare to neglect her if she earns money through work.”

She, however, reminded the women that “You will have to achieve the power utilizing your own capacity as none will do so for you.”

Turning to coronavirus, the prime minister said currently many countries have been suffering from economic losses due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Noting that coronavirus has appeared as a global concern, she said: “We are monitoring the matter round the clock and taking appropriate measures to address any kind of problem in this regard.”

Calling upon all to create awareness about the coronavirus, she said “We have enough capability to face the problem. So, there is no need to get afraid of it.”

The prime minister simultaneously asked all to follow the directives of health ministry regarding coronavirus.

“Don’t get panicked as the government has enough preparation to face the coronavirus,” She added.

Earlier, the premier handed over “Joyeeta Sammanana” to five women for their outstanding contributions to their respective fields.

They are Anwara Begum, Suporna Dey Simpu, late Mumtaz Begum, Aronika Meherrin Ritu as well as founder and coordinator of CRP Valerie Ann Taylor.

The awardees received a crest, certificate, and cheque of Taka 50,000 each.

The prime minister also joined a photo session with the award recipients.

She later witnessed a cultural function.

At the function, a documentary on the government’s development activities for the women was screened.

The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs arranged the function with its State Minister Fazilatun Nessa Indira in the chair.


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