Providing shelter to homeless a milestone in establishing human rights: Speaker Shirin

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30th January, 2021 08:33:25 printer

Providing shelter to homeless a milestone in establishing human rights: Speaker Shirin

Speaker of the National Parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury has said the distribution of newly built 70,000 houses among landless and homeless families is a unique milestone in establishing human rights.

She was speaking as the chief guest at a virtual discussion on an prize giving ceremony of an essay writing competition title 'Bangabandhu and Human Rights' organized by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the occasion of observing birth centenary of Bangabandhu.

She said, "Bangabandhu fought all his life for the political and economic emancipation of people. He practiced democracy for the welfare of the people and for establishing human rights. His political ideology was to bring smile for the deprived by establishing a discrimination free society."

The Speaker also said Bangabandhu's dream was a society and state free from exploitation where equality for all, rule of law, justice and basic needs would be ensured. The undisputed leader of the Bengali nation, had endured lifelong imprisonment and oppression, but did not bow to injustice, she added.

She said that daughter of Bangabandhu and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken various initiatives for implementing ideology of Bangabandhu. The PM is marching forward to establish the dream of Bangabandhu’s Sonar Bangla. Providing houses among landless and homeless families is undoubtedly an exceptional example for establishing Human Rights.

Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh (NHRCB) Nasima Begum presided over the function while Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Anisul Haque, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme, Sudipta Mukherjee, Aroma Dutta MP, full-time member of the commission Kamal Uddin Ahmed, and Divisional Commissioners also spoke on the occasion.