International Women's Day is a global celebration of women's social, political, and cultural achievements and advancements.
The women across Bangladesh and elsewhere in the world have celebrated the International Women’s Day yesterday with this year's theme #PressForProgress, a call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity.
According to various reports, women wearing purple, the official color of IWD (International Women's Day), participated in various events.
The women here in Bangladesh celebrated the day with great enthusiasm and different women’s organizations across the country had chalked out elaborate programmes marking the day.
Different celebrities and stars from all spheres in Bangladesh like from sports, politics and entertainment took different social media platforms to express and exchange their views and greetings on International Woman’s Day.
Bangladesh cricket star and allrounder Shakib Al Hasan took his verified Facebook account and wrote: “Women are the biggest blessings that the Almighty has graced us with!”
“They are the ones who always keep on inspiring us to achieve success,” he said.
Shakib also wrote in both Bangla and English: “Now it's our turn to ensure their progress alongside us! On this special occasion, wishing all the special women a very happy and prosperous International Women's Day.”
Greeting women on the special day, State Minister for ICT division Zunaid Ahmed Palak wrote: “Through the use of information technology, Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League government is determined to achieve women's economic prosperity and empowering women in the country.”
The Bangladeshi-origin beauty queen, Ms Earth International Maksuda Akhter Prioty, also took Facebook to greet women on the day and wrote: “When the woman gets up in the storm, she cannot sink. Even if the storm sweeps away the boat, it cannot take it down deep the water.”
“Change the views on women from the house first,” she observed.
Bangladeshi popular actress and model Nusrat Imrose Tisha also posted a status on her verified Facebook page: “Let's make a world where everyone will not need a different day for women.”