BD Post Country Desk
World Population Day 2018 was observed across the country as well as globe on Wednesday. The theme of the day this year was “Family Planning is a Human Right”.
In Rajshahi, divisional and district offices of the Department of Family Planning (DFP) organised a discussion in the conference hall of Family Welfare Visitors Training Institute marking the day.
Rajshahi divisional commissioner Nur-Ur-Rahman and Divisional Director of Health Dr Anisur Rahman addressed there with divisional director of the Department of Family Planning Shafiqul Islam in the chair. Deputy Commissioner SM Abdul Kader and Civil Surgeon Dr Sanjit Kumar Shaha also spoke it, while deputy director of the department Dr Nasim Akhter delivered the welcome speech.
The speakers laid emphasis on bringing all the fertile couples under the campaign programme through reaching the family planning message to them especially those who live in remote and underprivileged areas.
In Rangpur, the DFP, the district health administration, Plan International, Surjer Hanshi Clinic, LAMB Hospital, United Nationals Family Planning Association and other organisations jointly chalked out programmes to observe the day.
The programmes include rally, discussion and distribution of prizes among best family planning assistants, female family planning visitors and different organisations for their extraordinary contributions to the population control programme.
Health experts at a post-rally discussion said Bangladesh has achieved laudable success in containing population growth.
Divisional Director (Local Government) Zakir Hossain attended the discussion held at conference room of the Civil Surgeon as the chief guest with Deputy Director of the DFP Dr Md Saidul Islam in the chair. Divisional Director (Health) Dr Mostafizur Rahman and Civil Surgeon Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam addressed the occasion as special guests.
In Khulna, the DFP in cooperation with the district administration and non-government organizations arranged a colourful procession and discussion meeting, reports our Khulna Correspondent.
The discussion was held at the auditorium of Khulna Divisional Museum under Sonadanga police station in Khulna city. Director of DFP in Khulna division Md Shafiqul Islam presided over the function.
Additional Divisional Commissioner (general) of Khulna Md Faruk Hossain, Chairman of Khulna District Council Sheikh Harunur Rashid, Director of Department of Health, Khulna Division Dr Md Abdul Kadir, Deputy Commissioner (acting) Md Moniruzzaman and Civil Surgeon of Khulna Dr ASM Abdur Razzak and others addressed the discussion.
Faruk Hossain stressed the need for bringing rural people under the family planning programme for birth control and building up a prosperous country.
In Bagerhat, the day was observed in the district with various programmes, reports our Bagerhat Correspondent.
On the occasion, a colorful rally was brought out from Bagerhat Independence Gardens in the morning. District office of the Department of Family Planning arranged the rally. Later, discussion meeting and prize giving ceremony was in the auditorium of Bagerhat Cultural Foundation.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT), Deputy Director of district family planning office Abdul Alim, Additional Superintendent of Police Md. Mahfuz Afzal, Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr. Pulak Debnath and others joined the function.
In Manikganj, speakers at a discussion stressed the need for establishing planned family in every sections of the society to build a poverty and hunger free country, reports our Manikganj Correspondent.
They said these while addressing a discussion marking World Population Day-2018 jointly organised by DFP and different NGOs at the DC’s conference room.
Deputy Commissioner of Manikiganj Najmus Sahadot Selim attended the function the function as chief guest with DFP’s Deputy Director Dr. Ronjit Kumar Mondol in the chair. Deputy Director of LGRD Abdul Motin, Mayor of Manikganj Municipalty Gazi Kamrul Huda Selim, ADC (General) Md. Babul Mia and Assistant Director of Family Planning Department Md. Golam Nabi among others, spoke on the occasion.
In Narsingdi, on the occasion, Department of Family Planning organised a colourful rally in the district town led by Deputy Commissioner Narsingdi Seyda Farhana Kawnine.
After the rally, a discussion was held at local Shilpakala Acdamy hall room with Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Abdul Awal in the chair. Deputy Director, Department of Family Planning Abdur Razzak presented the welcome speech.
In Gaibandha, the day was observed in the district by the DFP and others. In the morning, a colorful rally was brought out from Independence Square in the district town.
Later, a discussion meeting was held at the auditorium of ZSA with deputy director (DD) of DFP Deowan Morshed Kamal in the chair while medical officer Dr. Sayeeda Tasnim Ridi was the moderator.
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