Participation of women visible in Bangladesh’s dev: Speaker


RANGPUR, Feb 27, 2020 (BSS) – Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, today said the participation of women is now visible in the development of Bangladesh in every sector.

“All should come forward to further enhance the participation of women in
the mainstream of the economy. A Sonar Bangla will be established soon if the
young women society comes forward to contribute to the political and economic
activities,” she said.

The Speaker was addressing a discussion arranged in celebration of the
51st founding anniversary of Bangladesh Mohila Awami League on Pirganj
upazila Awami League (AL) office premises in her constituency Rangpur-6
(Pirganj) here as the chief guest.

Dr. Shirin said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the pioneer of women
empowerment and she has turned Bangladesh into a role model of women
empowerment in the globe.

“The role of women of the country in the struggles for freedom and all
democratic movements, including the language movement, is extraordinary and
highly commendable,” she said.

She said the women society should move forward being imbued with the
ideology of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to realise
his dream of building a prosperous Sonar Bangla.

“Those, who believe in the spirit of Bangabandhu, Independence and War of
Liberation, will be able to strengthen the hands of Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina,” Dr. Shirin said.

Later, she addressed a function arranged for finalizing list of women
workers under the Rural Employment and Road Maintenance Programme of Local
Government and Engineering Department (LGED) at Pirganj upazila parishad

Executive Engineer of LGED for Rangpur Rezaul Karim chaired the function
where 150 female workers from all 15 unions of Pirganj upazila were appointed
through lottery for the next four years with monthly salary of Taka 7,500 for

Later, the Speaker distributed wheelchairs among 45 physically challenged
people of all 15 unions of Pirganj upazila at a function arranged by Rangpur
Zilla Parishad there as the chief guest.

Dr. Shirin also distributed cheques among unemployed male and female youths
under the Bangabandhu Youth Loan Programme on the occasion of the centenary
birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
as the chief guest.

Rangpur Zila Parishad Chairman Advocate Chhafia Khanom, President of
Pirganj upazila AL Advocate Azizur Rahman Ranga, General Secretary of Pirganj
upazila Mohila AL Mahmuda Begum, Pirganj upazila Vice-chairmen Shafiur Rahman
Mandal Milon and Rawshan Ara Alam Rina, President of Rangpur district Chhatra
League Mehedee Hasan Rony and local leaders of AL and its associate bodies
were present.