Women becoming empowered in all sectors, says Speaker

Special Correspondent

21st March, 2019 01:38:24 printer

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Wednesday said women are becoming empowered in all sectors in Bangladesh due to the measures taken under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paved the way for women to get elected at the grassroots level through direct voting,” she said when Indian High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das called on her at her office at Parliament Secretariat.

Noting that Bangladesh is now a role model of development for the world, Chaudhury said under the leadership of Prime Minister, the country got recognition for graduating to a developing country from the status of Least Developed Countries.

“Development has taken place not only in the cities, but also in the rural areas due to the economic dynamism,” she said.

Terming Bangladesh India’s one of important friendly countries, Ganguly said cooperation would continue between the two neighboring nations over the issues of mutual interests.

“Enhancement of regional communication will bring economic prosperity in all countries in this region,” she said.

Ganguly lauded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s virtue of loving the countrymen and her leadership quality.

She congratulated Chaudhury for being elected as the Speaker for the third consecutive term.