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Update: 9 December, 2019 13:30 PM
Be aware so that no child, woman are tortured: PM

Be aware so that no child, woman are tortured: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the people, both males and females, to be aware so that no child and woman become a victim of torture.

“Not only in our country, we’ve also seen in the developing nations that the repression on children and women has spread like a mental disease … so, males and females, everybody will have to be aware so that no child and woman are tortured,” she said.

She added: “Special attention should be given so that the children and women remain protected.”

The prime minister was addressing a function as the chief guest on the occasion of the “Begum Rokeya Day” and distribution of Rokeya Padak-2019 at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital this morning.

Sheikh Hasina said: “In fact the males inflict repression on the women. So they should think that they’ve also girl child and what will they do if their child is tortured by anybody. That’s why, awareness is very much necessary (in this regard).”

The Begum Rokeya Day is being observed in the country today marking the 139th birth and 87th death anniversaries of the pioneer of women renaissance Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain.

The Women and Children Affairs Ministry arranged the function with State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Begum Fazilatun Nesa Indira in the chair.

Secretary of the ministry Qamrun Nahar delivered the welcome address and also conducted the Rokeya Padak distribution ceremony.

On behalf of the Rokeya Padak recipients, Begum Selina Khalek spoke expressing her feelings about receiving the award.

At the function, the prime minister handed over Rokeya Padak-2019 to five eminent women for their outstanding contributions to women and social development.

The recipients are – Begum Selina Khalek, Principal Shamsun Nahar, Dr Nurunnahar Faizunnessa (posthumous), Miss Papri Basu and Begum Akhtar Jahan.

সম্পাদক : ইমদাদুল হক মিলন,
নির্বাহী সম্পাদক : মোস্তফা কামাল,
ইস্ট ওয়েস্ট মিডিয়া গ্রুপ লিমিটেডের পক্ষে ময়নাল হোসেন চৌধুরী কর্তৃক প্লট-৩৭১/এ, ব্লক-ডি, বসুন্ধরা, বারিধারা থেকে প্রকাশিত এবং প্লট-সি/৫২, ব্লক-কে, বসুন্ধরা, খিলক্ষেত, বাড্ডা, ঢাকা-১২২৯ থেকে মুদ্রিত।
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