Five women get ‘Best Joyeeta Award’ as recognition for attaining their success in different fields after overcoming difficulties and challenges in eight districts under Rajshahi division. They were accorded reception in Rajshahi on Thursday.
The best awardees are- Dr Sayeeda Anzu (education and employment), Keya Islam (economic), Monwara Begum (successful mother), Mousumi Akter (repression prevention) and Morjina Parveen (social development). Each of the women was given a certificate, crest, rapper and Tk. 25,000 each.
On the occasion, five divisional-level runner-ups and thirty other district-level best joyeeta were also given certificates, crests and Taka 5,000 each on the occasion.
The awards were given to the successful women in five respective categories like economics, education and employment, successful mother, prevention of repression and social development sectors in a function at Shilpakala Academy auditorium in Rajshahi city.
The Devisional Commissioner Office of Rajshahi and the Directorate of Women Affairs under the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs jointly arranged the award-giving ceremony under the programme of 'Joyeeta Searching Bangladesh'.
State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatunnesa Indira, MP, addressed the ceremony as chief guest, while Secretary at the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs Hasanuzzaman Kollol and Director General of the Directorate of Women Affairs Farida Parveen spoke as special guests virtually.
With Commissioner of Rajshahi division GSM Zafarullah in the chair, the ceremony was addressed, among others, by Additional Commissioner Moinul Islam, Additional Deputy Inspector General of Police Naresh Chakma, Additional Commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Samsun Naher, Deputy Director of Local Government Shahana Akhter Jahan and Social Worker Shaheen Akhter Rainy.
State Minister Fazilatunnesa Indira said the present government has been working relentlessly for the development and empowerment of women.
"The government under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has also attained success in the field of establishing equal rights for women side by side with generating employment opportunities for them," she added.
State Minister Indira said the present government has taken various initiatives to create a women-friendly atmosphere in the country so that women can play an important role in boosting economic development.
She urged the local administrations to adopt need-based steps to free the society from child marriage.
The Joyeeta award will encourage women to overcome different odds and hurdles in the society, the State Minister said.