State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira said, women entrepreneurs are selling their products under Joyeeta, Angana, Charulata and Sonartari brands. Eighty more sales and exhibition centers are being set up in all the districts of the country.
She said, “The government is implementing the ‘My Village, My City’ project so thatmodern facilities of the city can reach the villages. ‘Bangabandhu Model Village’ is being constructed in Mujib Barsha. This will increase the income of the rural people and create new employment. The quality of life of the people of the village will be improved.”
The state minister made the statement while speaking as the chief guest at the cheque distributing ceremony among registered women's voluntary associations, organized by the Department of Women's Affairs at the conference room of Bangladesh Shishu Academy in Dhaka on Thursday.
She called upon the leaders of the women's voluntary association to work for the creation of employment and economic development of rural women in the light of Bangabandhu’s idea of cooperative society.
She further said, “Twenty thousand registered women's voluntary associations are conducting various awareness programs on the training of women, prevention of child marriage-dowry, and prevention of abuse of women and children. We have to work so that not a single child marriage can take place in the area of women's voluntary association. We have to stand by the women affected by Covid-19.”
Secretary of the Ministry Md Sayedul Islam and Chairman of the Jatiya Mohila Sangstha Chemon Ara Tayeb were present as special guests at the function chaired by Director General of the Department of Women's Affairs Ram Chandra Das. All the Deputy Commissioners and field officers of the department joined the event virtually in the conference room of Bangladesh Shishu Academy.
During the distribution of cheques, ten Deputy Commissioners of eight departments highlighted their activities for employment and development of women, prevention of child marriage and prevention of violence against women and children.
The State Minister for Women and Children Affairs handed over the cheques to the leaders of the registered women's voluntary associations of Dhaka District in the conference room of Shishu Academy.