Bangladesh has gone a long way towards integrating women into mainstream society due to conducive atmosphere created by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
This was said by Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury while addressing as the chief guest at a function marking International Women’s Day. She virtually took part in the event organised by Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) on Thursday.“The women have got a strong social footing surmounting impediments. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has created favourable environment to integrate females into mainstream society. Bangladesh has made tremendous progress towards women emancipation. Now, the remote areas see growing number of female students pursuing higher education,” she said.
She said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman placed women on par with men by adopting a legendary Constitution and other steps to ensure level-playing fields in legal and social contexts while his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is implementing the concept.
Adopting Women Development Policy 1997, including mother’s name in birth certificate, NID and passport of children, increasing number of women reserved seats in parliament, inducting women officers in administrative, judicial and defence services and granting easy loan to female entrepreneurs are the steps taken by the government to be named.
Dr Shirin termed Inspiration Leadership Award accorded to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for combating corona pandemic aptly a pride for the nation.
CUET Prof Ayesa Akhter presided over the programme addressed by Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Railway ABM Fazle Karim Chowdhury MP and Prof Dr Mohammad Rafiqul Alam, among others.