The Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet Md Mozibor Rahman said that there has been a revolutionary change in the overall development and progress of women in Bangladesh in the last 14 years. Change has come in perspective; But barriers and discrimination have not yet been completely eradicated. Therefore, men and women must work to eliminate all obstacles and discrimination.
He also said that women are still lagging behind in the field of information technology. They need to come forward in this regard. Become a smart citizen of smart Bangladesh. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina extended her hand of cooperation.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, he was speaking as the chief guest at the discussion meeting and award distribution ceremony organized jointly by the district administration and the Directorate of Women’s Affairs, Sylhet.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Mohammad Mobarak Hossain presided over the program organized in the district administration conference room on Thursday morning. Bangladesh Awami League presidium member Syeda Zebunnesha Haque and Additional Superintendent of Police Mahfuza Akhtar Shimul were special guests. Shahina Akhtar, Deputy Director, Directorate of Women’s Affairs, Sylhet, delivered the welcome speech. Assistant Commissioner and Executive Magistrate Nishat Anjum coducted the program while Sylhet Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Nusrat Azmeri Haque, Sylhet District Press Club President Hasina Begum Chowdhury, former President Al Azad, District Women Awami League President Advocate Salma Sultana and Jatiya Mahila Sangstha Chairman Helen Ahmed spoke among others.
Besides, Deputy Director of Information Department Md Salah Uddin, National Women Lawyers Association Divisional Coordinator Advocate Syeda Shireen Akhtar and BLAST Coordinator Advocate Irfanuzzaman Chowdhury, officials of various government departments, representatives of private organizations and women from all walks of life were present.
Earlier, a colorful procession took out from the front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office and circled the main main road.
At the end of the discussion, prizes were distributed among the winners of the essay and painting competitions.
This year, International Women’s Day was celebrated with the theme of ‘Digital technology innovation will eliminate gender discrimination’. Staff Reporter
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