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‘Disadvantaged children can contribute to society’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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‘Disadvantaged children can contribute to society’

Speakers at a programme have said disadvantaged children can contribute to society a lot if they are guided in a planned way.

No society will be able to move forward, depriving the poor children. Therefore, it is important to create awareness among the children of ensuring their healthy growth and protection of their rights, they said.

The speakers made the remarks while addressing an event organised by the Bangladesh chapter of the UN-affiliated organisation ‘Religion for Peace’ (RFP) in the capital on Saturday. 

They said if the disadvantaged children living in refugee camps or slums or streets can utilise their talent, courage and labour in a planned way, the tendency towards crime will decrease and the society will move forward through their constructive works.

RFP Secretary General NHM Abu Bakar, Vice-President Ahmed Selim Reza, members Titu Barua, Kajal Barua and beautician Meem Sabiha Sabreen addressed the function anchored by Nadia Afrin, convener of the Youth Group of RFP.

Children, who participate in ‘Pather School Activities’ in the capital, took an oath to build a crime-free life by writing their names on the board at the end of the discussion. They also recited poems and sang songs on the occasion.