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Nat'l Girl Child Day, Child Marriage Prevention Day observed

Ensuring rights of girl child to prevent child marriage stressed

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GANGACHARA (Rangpur): A human chain was formed jointly by Gangachara Upazila Administration and Women Affairs Office on the occasion of the Child Marriage Prevention Day on Tuesday.

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BSS, Lalmonirhat :
Ensuring rights of girl child and preventing early marriage have become crucial to ensure their normal growth and make them worthy citizens for attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The observation came on Tuesday at a human chain programme held at Mission Mour Square here to observe the National Girl Child Day-2018 and Child Marriage Prevention Day-2018.
The district administration and District Women Affairs Officer's Office with assistance of district unit of National Children's Task Force (NCTF) and District Shishu Academy organised the event.
Many girl students, teachers, guardians, freedom fighters, NGO activists, women and human rights workers, socio-cultural activists, journalists and civil society members participated.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Rafikul Islam addressed the programme as the chief guest with District Women Affairs' Officer Tuhinur Rahman in the chair.
Freedom fighters Captain (Retd) Azizul Haque (Bir Pratik) and SM Shafikul Islam Kanu, poet Ferdousi Begum Beauty, Principal of Mazida Khatun Government Women College Nazrul Islam, Headmistress Mohsena Begum Mina and Headmaster Rajibur Rahman addressed as special guests.
The speakers discussed negative impacts of child marriage that shatters life of the adolescents at their premature ages hindering their normal growth and flourishing latent talents.
They put emphasis on ensuring equal rights, safety and security of all girl children, their education and health care and stopping early marriage and violence against female children to make them worthy citizen.
Mohsena Begum called for extending necessary assistance to all girl children to flourish their latent talents and eradicate prevailing discriminations and inequalities for ensuring their safety, security and equal participation in the nation building activities.
The chief guest said every girl child must enjoy equal rights to become worthy citizen for contributing to every sphere of the social, political, economic and national arena in accelerating development.
He highly lauded the present government for implementing various programmes like free education, free textbook, sub-stipends and appointing more female teachers for development and welfare of the girl children.
BSS from Rangpur adds; Rights activists at a human chain programme here have lauded the success achieved by Bangladesh in ensuring rights of the girl children on its approach to attain the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
They came up with the appreciation at the programme arranged at Katchari Bazar point in the city on Tuesday while observing the National Girl Child Day-2018 and Child Marriage Prevention Day- 2018.
The district administration and District Women Affairs' Office in association with the National Girl Child Advocacy Forum (NGCAF), human and women rights and non-governmental development organisations organised the programme.
Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib addressed the programme as the chief guest with District Women Affairs Officer Mrs Kawsar Pervin the chair.
District Children Affairs Officer Imran Mian, President of district NGCAF Fakhrul Anam Benzu, human rights activists Somse Ara Bilkis and Shyamol Mohanta, students Farhana Haque, Kulsum Ara, Pervin Akhter and Mukta Rani, among others, addressed.
Pointing to the impacts of child marriage on the lives of premature girls, the speakers emphasized on creating awareness among family member and society to ensure equal rights of girl children.
They said Bangladesh has achieved laudable success in ensuring education, health care, equal rights, safety and security of the girl children, stopping early marriage and violence against children.
Somse Ara Bilkis said constitutional rights of all girl children must be ensured so that they could become worthy citizens and can contribute to every sphere of the social, political, economic and national arena of the country.
College student Farhana Haque laid emphasis on properly flourishing latent talents of the girl children to eradicate the prevailing discrimination and ensure their education, health care, safety, security and equal participation in the nation building activities.
The chief guest narrated the steps taken by the present government to prevent child marriage and ensure normal growth and flourishing latent talents of the girl children to make them worthy citizens for attaining sustainable national developments.

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