‘Women’s participation active in all areas of dev’

Published : 27 Jan 2022 10:52 PM

Women have active participation in all areas of development, said State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatunnesa Indira.

She said that Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the actual guide for women's development and empowerment in Bangladesh. 

“He had formed the Women's Rehabilitation Board in 1972 to create employment and bring about economic development of the womenfolk in the newly independent country, treated and rehabilitated women who were tortured during the war of liberation. Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib also played an extraordinary role in this regard. She arranged the marriages of the oppressed women and gave them a dignified and enlightened life by establishing them socially,” she added. 

The state minister made the remarks while speaking as the chief guest at the mural installation ceremony of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib and the terracotta of Bangabandhu’s historic March 7 speech at the head office of the Department of Women's Affairs in the capital’s Eskaton on Thursday.

The state minister said,“Women's Rehabilitation Board, which was established by the Father of the Nation in 1972, is now the Department of Women's Affairs. The department is providing training, social security, awareness and protection services to women through its own offices in all the upazilas of the country. As a result, women are being empowered and established economically, socially, and politically.”

She further mentioned, “Many service seekers come to this department every day. The women of this generation will be able to know the great contribution of Father of the Nation and Bangamata in the development and empowerment of women in Bangladesh through the mural of Father of the Nation and Bangamata established on the golden jubilee of Independence and Mujib Year”. 

“Through this, women will become self-confident and through active participation in all spheres of development including education, employment, politics, business and trade will play a vital role in building a prosperous Bangladesh by 2041 as announced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina”, She added.

The ceremony was presided over by the Director General of the Department of Women's Affairs Farida Parveen. Anwar Hossain Hawladar, Secretary of Women and Children’s Affairs Ministry was present as the special guest. 

He said, “We will never be able to repay the debt of the Father of the nation in creating the independent Bangladesh. We have to remember and appreciate this contribution with deep gratitude.”

Chairman of the Bangladesh Shishu Academy Lucky Inam, Additional Secretary Mohiuddin Ahmed and other officials of the ministry and departments were present during this time.