44th Founding Anniversary Observed

By on April 24, 2014
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Bangladesh Mahila Parishad celebrated 44th founding anniversary on 18 April, 2014 at Engineers Institution, Dhaka. The ceremony was presided over by Ayesha Khanam, President, BMP while Prof. Rehman Sobhan an eminent Economist and Chairman of CPD and Christine Susan Hunter, Country representative of UN Women were present as special guests. The other special Guests were Representatives of young Generation. Indigenous women, Women Farmers and Grassroots organizers. The theme of this year’s founding Anniversary is “There is no alternative to professional skills for facing the challenges of 21st century. The Auditorium was filled with utmost capacity with organizers who have been advocating Women’s Rights at Grassroots Level.

Christine Susan Hunter, Country representative of UN Women told that women movement plays an effective role to establish women’s Rights. She firmly believes that BMP would continue its struggle for establishing Women’s Rights in Bangladesh. Prof. Rehman Sobhan dreamt of equality of man and women and said it would take only 20 years when equalities of  man and woman would exist in our society He said his dream is consistent to the sprit of Liberation War.

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Women of Bangladesh have already established themselves as one of the strongest pillars of the national economy. In the secondary level 50% students are female.

Through Micro-credit system 30 Lac women running their small scale business. Correspondingly women have become the main source of value addition in the garments sector. But still participation of women in politics would be ensured.

Maleka Banu, General Secretary and Rakhi Das Purkayastha Joint Secretary of BMP also spoke on the occasion. Sima Moslem, Joint Secretary read out the declaration of this year’s founding Anniversary.

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Ayesha Khanam, President of BMP said religious extremism has taken its many ugly forms which is great hindrance for women’s human rights. She urged all to stop use of religion in politics. BMP has walked a long way and still there is a long way to go for women’s emancipation. The programis concluded with a drama”Khana”.

The programme was conducted by Umme Salma Begum Organization secretary of BMP.

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One Comment

  1. Md. Rafiqul Islam

    April 24, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    The message of the program is very much significant for the welfare of the status of women. Women’s development means human development. So we should think about the women.