The International Women’s Day is being observed Saturday in the country as elsewhere across the globe with a call to work for women’s rights, empowerment and gender equality.
Various organisations, including the women and children affairs ministry, have taken up elaborate programmes to mark the day.s year, the theme of the day is “Equality for women is progress for all.”
The programmes include rallies, exhibitions, discussions, processions and campaigns for women’s rights.
President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia have issued separate messages on the occasion.
In his message, President Abdul Hamid said the womenfolk alongside their male counterparts had been playing an important role in creative and development activities as partners of all developments and progresses since the beginning of civilisation.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, recalled the contributions of those who had played pioneering role at home and abroad, and whose dedications and sacrifices advanced a lot the struggle for establishing equal rights and status of women.
BNP Chief Khaleda Zia said: “Women’s participation must be ensured in all aspects of the state and society to build Bangladesh as a happy, rich and self-reliant country.”
News Source : Dhaka Tribune