University students urged to stop violence against children

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RANGPUR, Feb 11, 2019 (BSS) – Academics and development experts at a
meeting here have called upon university students to play their due role in
stopping all sorts of violence against children to ensure child rights.

They made the call at the views-exchange meeting jointly organised by Begum
Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) and World Vision Bangladesh (WVB) at
conference room of the Academic Building No-03 in the campus on Sunday
afternoon.

One-hundred group leaders and group members of heroes, who are students of
Begum Rokeya University having spontaneous interests in working to create
social movement to stop violence against children, participated in the event.

Earlier, the participants, as heroes of the university, participated in a
workshop organised by WVB on September 20 last year to enhance their capacity
in creating social renaissance for stopping physical violence against women.

Divided in separate groups, the participants prepared their thoughts and
ideas to stop violence against children and presented those in the meeting
followed by open discussion session.

Registrar of BRUR Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal attended the meeting as the chief
guest with Programme Cluster Manager for Rangpur Area of WVB Stephen Halder
Ruven in the chair.

Administrator of the Public Relations, Information and Publication
Division of BRUR Professor Dr Sarifa Salowa Dina, Head of the Department of
Mass Communication and Journalism Dr Md Nazrul Islam, its Assistant Professor
Tabiur Rahman, WVB officials Katherine Rosy, Dipesh Pau Thakur, Sabira
Sultana Nupur, among others, were present.

The speakers highly appreciated the spontaneous eagerness, committed and
mindset of the participating university students toward working voluntarily
for creating a social movement to stop all sorts of violence against
children.

The chief guest urged the participants to inspire everyone in taking part
in the noble initiative of enhancing social awareness to stop violence
against children and build child-friendly atmosphere everywhere for
establishing rights of the children.

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