Sarobarmahal Shishu Seba O Shikshayatan on Friday observed the Golden Jubilee of Independence of Bangladesh with a vow to save children from drowning.
Marking the day, the newly establish institution arranged a discussion meeting on it premises at Sarmahal village under Nalchity upazila of Jhalakathi.
All the speakers of the event stressed need for preventive initiative to reduce child drowning as every family in the locality have the sad history of child death by drowning.
Conducted by director of Green Leaf Pre-cadet School Md Maniruzzaman Khan, former teacher of Sarmahal Punihat Secendary School Harun-ar-Rashid spoke in the programme as key speaker.
“The global community is praising Bangladesh for its achievements in reduction of child mortality and improvement in child education. The initiative of Sarobarmahal Shishu Seba O Shikshayatan to prevent child drowning is now being acclaimed in the locality and in the near future the organisation will serve as a model in national level for its initiative,” he said.
According to Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB), 30 children drown every day in Bangladesh. Barisal Division is one of the most vulnerable areas for child drowning in the country. Remote Sarmahal village of Jhalakathi district is also child drowning prone area.
Sarobarmahal Shishu Seba O Shikshayatan started its journey on the 101st birth anniversary of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 17, 2021.