Bangabandhu a strong voice for the oppressed

Says Speaker

Staff Correspondent

31 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Parliament Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Saturday said that newly built 70,000 houses for the homeless and the landless through Ashrayan project is a milestone in establishment of human rights.

“I give a round of applause Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her government for inaugurating the Ashrayan project aimed at rehabilitating homeless, landless people of the country, providing them with well-constructed houses with basic facilities…It is a unique milestone in establishment of human rights,” she said.

She was speaking as the chief guest at a virtual prize giving ceremony of an essay competition titled ‘Bangabandhu and Human Rights’ organized by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to mark the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, said a press release.

“Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the greatest Bengali nation of all time, was a strong voice for the oppressed and deprived people,” she said.

Expressing the hope that such an event would spread Bangabandhu’s ideology and philosophy among the young generation, she said, “Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken various activities to implement Bangabandhu’s philosophy, with basic objective to establish Bangladesh as Bangabandhu’s ‘Sonar Bangla’.”

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 spoke on the occasion.