Chattogram Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officer Shabbir Iqbal said that today's children are the future of tomorrow. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working tirelessly to build a better Bangladesh. Children should not be discriminated against in any way. If the just rights of the children can be implemented through the united efforts of all, the desired progress of the country will be ensured.
Children need to be given the opportunity to grow up normally. In addition to studying, they have to be entertained. All parents and stakeholders need to be more aware so that child rights are not violated. If we can ensure equal rights for every child, it will be possible to build a livable Bangladesh for children, he added.
Shabbir Iqbal was speaking as the chief guest at the closing ceremony and award ceremony of World Children's Day and Child Rights Week-2021 on Sunday afternoon.
Organized by the Children's Academy under the direction of the Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs and in collaboration with the Chattogram District Administration, the theme of the day is "Invest for Children, Build a Prosperous World".
He said the government as well as non-governmental organizations and organizations will come forward to protect the child and implement child labor law and child policy including stopping child abuse. If the development of the present government continues, the children will become good citizens by 2041.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Muhammad Mahmud Ullah Maruf presided and Shishu Academy trainer Tanvirul Islam Nahid performing on the occasion.
District Child Affairs Officer Md. Nurul Abshar Bhuiyan addressed the discussion. A private development agency CEO Jasmin Sultana Paru was the special guest.
The prizes were distributed among the winners of the drawing and composition competition organized on the occasion of World Children's Day and Child Rights Week-2021 by the chief guest and other guests.
A pleasant cultural program was organized to serve the trainees of Shishu Academy. Instructors-students of different departments of Shishu Academy and representatives of various non-governmental organizations were present on the occasion.