Distinguished guests at a seminar on consumers’ right organised by Dinajpur district administration at the conference room of deputy commissioner on Tuesday. Photo: Collected

Country Desk
Creating adequate social awareness has become imperative for ensuring strict enforcement of the Consumers’ Right Protection Act, 2009, to free the common people from food poisoning, contaminations and related diseases.
The observations came at a seminar on ‘Enhancing Public Awareness through Publicity of the Consumers’ Right Protection Act, 2009,’ organised by the district administration at conference room of Dinajpur Deputy Commissioner in Dinajpur town Tuesday.
The Department of National Consumer Rights Protection extended assistance in arranging the event participated by the fruits’, vegetables’ and fish traders, journalists, pharmaceutical shop owners, civil society members and common consumers.
Presided over by Deputy Commissioner of Dinajpur Md Mahmudul Hassan,
Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Dr Md Shaheed Hossain Chowdhury moderated the seminar.
Assistant Director of the Department of National Consumer Rights Protection for Dinajpur Mamtaz Begum delivered PowerPoint presentation narrating various aspects of the Consumers’ Rights Protection Act, 2009.
She discussed the departmental activities and steps taken for proper enforcement the Consumers’ Rights Protection Act, 2009 to ensure rights of the common consumers in Dinajpur district.
“As a result of enacting the act and its implementation so far, the common consumers have already started getting huge benefits of the act and becoming more aware of their rights of getting pure food and other products,” she added. District Controller of Food for Dinajpur Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman,
President of Dinajpur Chamber Sujaur Rahman Suja, Additional District Livestock Officer Dr Asahika Akbar Trisha, District Drug Super Rafikul Islam, District marketing Officer Rabiul Hassan, General Secretary of District unit of Consumers Association of Bangladesh Mohammad Shakha, among others, addressed.
The speakers called for enhancing public awareness and strict enforcement of the Consumers’ Rights Protection Act, 2009, to protect rights of the consumers for saving public health from food poisoning, other contamination and health hazards.
They stressed on making business community, traders, chamber leaders and common consumers aware of severe consequences of supply, sale and consumption of adulterated and poisonous foods.

The Deputy Commissioner urged the traders and representatives of business bodies for adopting effective measures against supply and marketing of adulterated and poisonous foods to protect public health and save human lives.