Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni today enunciated the importance of girl guides for developing the mental and physical skills of girls and said she will always stay beside Bangladesh Girl Guides Association (BGGA).
She was speaking as chief guest at a function on the occasion of `World Thinking Day’ at the central office of the BGGA at Baily Road in the capital on Saturday.
This year, the theme of the day is ‘Living Threads. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’.
The minister assured the guides that she would cooperate them in the best possible way.
Technical and Madrasah Education Division Secretary Munshi Shahabuddin Ahmed attended the programme as special guest while National Commissioner of Bangladesh Girl Guides Association Kazi Zebunessa Begum was in the chair.
World Thinking Day, formerly Thinking Day, is celebrated annually on 22 February by all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. It is also celebrated by Scout and Guide organizations and some boy-oriented associations around the world. It is a day when they think about their "sisters" (and "brothers") in all the countries of the world, the meaning of Guiding, and its global impact.
Most recently, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts has selected an important international issue as the theme for each year's World Thinking Day, and selected a focus country from each of their five world regions. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts use these as an opportunity to study and appreciate other countries and cultures, and equally increase awareness and sensitivity on global concerns.