One of the 10 Joyeeta women in Rajshahi receives her award. Photo: BSS

Country Desk
On the occasion of the Begum Rokeya Day-2018, a number of women, who have become successful in personal, family and social levels, from different districts across the country were conferred the Joyeeta award, meaning exemplary success, in recognition and paying tribute to their accomplishments. In this regard, different district administrations and women’s affairs departments organised reception programmes for the Joyeetas in respective districts, according to reports sent by our district correspondents.
In Rajshahi, some 10 Joyeeta women in Rajshahi had been accorded reception as organisers attributed to generate employment to make women self-reliant with freeing them from all sorts of violence and repression.
Earlier the women were adorned with Joyeeta award as recognition for their laudable contribution to social development.
The Joyeeta women were accorded reception at a function organised by district administration and district women affairs office at conference hall of Divisional Human Resources Development Training Centre in Rajshahi city Sunday on the occasion of Begum Rokeya Day- 2018.
Chaired by district women affairs officer Shobnom Shirin, the function was addressed, among others, by Additional deputy commissioner (General) Zulfikar Nayon, social worker Shaheen Akter Rainy and assistant director of the center Asgar Ali Khan.
The speakers said government has taken various initiatives to create women-friendly atmosphere in the country so that they can play an important role for country’s socioeconomic development.
Bangladesh has achieved tremendous success in women development and empowerment to become a role model in the world, they said, adding the womenfolk have proved their abilities, expertise and efficiency in every field of our national life.
Meanwhile, at another similar event in the divisional city, Rajshahi Divisional Ethnic Minority Cultural Academy (RDECA) conferred Joyeeta title and accorded reception to
four ethnic minority women as recognition to their laudable contribution to social and education development field. The awarded women are: Kostantina Hasda and Somiron Kisku for social development, Kollyani Minji for education development and Dr. Borsha Jachinta Soren for education and career development.
Rajshahi Divisional Ethnic Minority Cultural Academy (RDECA) accorded the reception and hosted the award-giving ceremony at its conference hall in Rajshahi Sunday to mark the Begum Rokeya Day- 2018.
Commissioner of Rajshahi division and Chairman of RDECA Nur-Ur-Rahman attended and addressed the function as chief guest with Deputy Director of Local Government and Director of RDECA Muhammad Salauddin in the chair.
Superintendent of Police Abdus Salam, Deputy Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Joynal Abedeen and RDECA Executive Members Jogendranath Soren and Kamilla Biswas, among others, spoke on the occasion.
The discussants underscored the need for ensuring social justice and development of living and livelihood conditions of ethnic minority communities in the country.
They urged to ensure the basic rights for the minority communities so that they can get the scope of building themselves as social contributor and actor.
In Panchagarh, five Joyeeta women of Debiganj upazila were accorded reception by upazila administration and upazila women affairs department in Debiganj upazila on Sunday.
Debiganj upazila women’s affairs department and upazila administration jointly arranged the programme to honour them on the occasion of Begum Rokeya day.
The five Joyeeta are Masuda Siddika for education, Moslema Begum for social-welfare, Mahabuba Begum for economic success, Nur Naher Begum for being successful mother and Farida for started new life after torture.
In Kurigram, officials at a function have termed the Joyeeta women as social idols and sources of inspiration for women in attaining self-reliance overcoming hurdles and proving own abilities, talent, expertise and efficiency.
The Kurigram district administration and department of women affairs jointly organised the event under the ‘Joyeeta Onneshone Bangladesh’ programme on Sunday afternoon at ‘Swapnokuri Hall Room’ at the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Kurigram district town.
The function was arranged to accord reception to ten ‘Joyeeta’ women, including five at the district and five at the upazila levels, of Kurigram on the Rokeya Day- 2018 for their tremendous contributions in their respective social sectors.
Deputy Commissioner of Kurigram Sultana Pervin attended the function as chief guest with District Women Affairs Officer Shahana Akhter in the chair.Superintendent of Police for Kurigram Mehedul Karim, Director of Kurigram 22 BGB battalion Lt Colonel Jamal, Additional Deputy Commissioners Hafizur Rahman and Zilufa Sultana attended as special guests. Earlier, a large number of successful women in different fields of social advancements from all nine upazilas of Kurigram district participated in the ‘Joyeeta Onneshone Bangladesh’ programme. Finally, ten successful women were selected at the district and upazila levels as ‘Joyeeta’ for their extra ordinary contributions to their respective sectors in accelerating social advancement.
The district level five ‘Joyeeta’ women are: Somosto Banu (economic self-reliance), Lailey Begum (education and employment), Sufia Begum (successful mother), Nasrine Nahar (rebuilding life after suffering repression) and Takshina Akhter (social development).
The upazila level five ‘Joyeeta’ women are: Munni Begum (economic self-reliance), Lailey Begum (education and employment), Noor Banu Begum (successful mother), Asma Begum (rebuilding life after suffering repression) and Takshina Akhter (social development).
The chief guest distributed crests, certificates and cash money among the ten ‘Joyeeta’ women.
The chief guest said the ‘Joyeeta’ women have established them as glittering stars in the society through their successes in different fields encouraging other women to win various challenges for setting up shining
examples.
“The women of the country have already proved their abilities, expertise and efficiency to establish gender equity in every sphere of the society turning Bangladesh into a global role model for development and empowerment women,” she said.