46th Founding Anniversary Observed

By on April 27, 2016
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Bangladesh Mahila Parishad celebrated 46th founding anniversary on 18 April, 2016 at Engineers Institution Auditorium, Dhaka. The ceremony was presided over by Ayesha Khanam, President of BMP while Emeritus Prof. Anisuzzaman, Dhaka University and Her Excellency Ms. Merete Lundemo, Ambassador of Norway were present as special guests. The other guests were Tapati Saha, Representative of UN Women Bangladesh, Chaitali Tripora, Assistant Secretary of Student and Youth affairs of Bangladesh Adibashi Forum, Nazma Ara Popi and Assistant Coordinator of Jatiya Protibondhi Forum. The theme of this year’s founding Anniversary is “Equal Right on Property and Resources
is the pre-requisite for Women Empowerment and sustainable development.”
The Auditorium was filled with full capacity with the organizers who are struggling to establish Women’s Rights in the country.

Dr. Maleka Banu, the General Secretary of BMP delivered the welcome speech.

Rakhi Das Purkayastha, Joint General Secretary of BMP read out the declaration of this year’s founding Anniversary.

Emeritus Prof. Anisuzzaman of Dhaka University said, first of all we have to identify the obstacles in the way of progress towards establishing women’s rights.  Then we have to work to overcome those obstacles. We have to take joint initiatives to establish the equality of men and women in our society.

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Congratulating everybody, Ayesha Khanam, President of BMP said, a part of Sultana’s Dream’ has been successful. Now-a-days, women are climbing mountain, breaking stone and managing state. At the same time, we see the brutal incidences of violence against women. However, we have to retain continuity of what we have achieved to protect women’s human rights. She also said, women are now working in various challenging professional fields. From our experience, we know that women of different religions and castes will be advancing together. For this Government and Women’s Rights Organizations also need to work together.  She also said when a state will be more responsive towards development of women that state will be more advanced and more democratic. We have to take the responsibility to develop a woman as a human being.

Ambassador of Norway Her Excellency Ms. Merete Lundemo, Representative of UN Women Bangladesh Tapati Saha, Assistant Secretary of Student and Youth affairs of Bangladesh Adibashi Forum Chaitali Tripora and Assistant Coordinator of Jatiya Protibondhi Forum Nazma Ara Popi also spoke on the occasion.

30 women have been honored for their contribution in different sectors.

The programme was conducted by Shima Moslem, Joint General Secretary of BMP and Umme Salma Begum, Organizing secretary of BMP.

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