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Women’s Day observed

Update : 08 Mar 2015, 07:13 PM

International Women’s Day was observed around the country yesterday with a call for establishing the rights of women at every sphere of life in society.

Various socio-cultural organisations arranged different events to highlight women’s rights and their progress in economic, social, political and other areas.

On the eve of the day, President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in separate messages, urged all to work together for ensuring women empowerment, their equal rights and opportunity.

Hundreds of people, including the students of Dhaka University, gathered at the Central Shaheed Minar at midnight for the occasion.

Later in the day, the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs organised a programme at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.

Addressing the event as chief guest, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said some people misinterpreted religion to prevent women from progressing. “No society or country can develop by leaving behind a part of it.”

At Jahangirnagar University, a colourful grand rally was brought out by hundreds of students, teachers, university officials and staff.

Addressing the rally, JU Vice Chancellor Farzana Islam, the country’s first female VC, said: “Empowerment of women and humanity is necessary to maintain social equilibrium. We should create a congenial atmosphere for women everywhere.”

Programmes were held in Chittagong. Chuadanga, Rangamati, Netrokona, Mymenshigh, Rangpur and other districts too. 

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