Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has lauded Bangladeshi women for demonstrating their efficiency in achieving their targets in different sectors.
“We have been creating scopes for the women in every sector as they can move ahead. Utilizing these opportunities, the women are demonstrating their efficiency wherever they go,” Hasina said while inaugurating function of the International Women’s Day in Dhaka on Sunday.
“The women of this country have now proved that they can.”
Hasina called upon the womenfolk to move ahead with self-confidence and dignity to consolidate their position in the society.
“A woman can consolidate her position in the society as well as in the family and none will dare to neglect her if she earns money through work,” she said reminding the women would have to achieve the power utilising their own capacity.
Hasina earlier handed over “Joyeeta Sammanana” to five women for their outstanding contributions to their respective fields. They are: Anwara Begum, Suporna Dey Simpu, late Momtaj Begum, Aronika Meherin Ritu as well as founder and coordinator of CRP Valerie Ann Taylor.
The recipients were given a crest, certificate and cheque of Taka 50,000 each. The prime minister also joined a photo session with the award recipients. She later witnessed a cultural function.
The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs arranged the function with its State Minister Fazilatun Nessa Indira in the chair.
Country Representative, UN (United Nations) Women, Bangladesh Shoko Ishikawa was present in the function as the special guest, while Women and Children Affairs Secretary Kazi Rowshan Akhter delivered the welcome address.