Children should be groomed with love, compassion and education, she added
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that her government’s aim is to provide children with healthy environment which will lead them to a bright future.
“Our target is to give our children healthy environment and improved life free from the ill-impacts of terrorism, militancy, drugs and corruption,” she said while addressing a function arranged on the occasion of World Children Day and Child Rights Week 2019, at Bangladesh Shishu Academy in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Terming children as the future citizens and will be entrusted with leadership to lead the nation, Prime Minister said: “It is important to groom children with love, compassion and education so that they could make a positive impact on the world in future.”
Stressing the need for ensuring fundamental rights of the children to give them a worthy life, she said: “It is necessary to develop humanitarian qualities among the children to make the country as well as the world livable”
Highlighting the various measures taken by the Awami League government to ensure health, education, recreation and welfare of the children, the prime minister said “We are providing financial assistance for the welfare of children, including school dropouts, differently-able and underprivileged ones.”
Saying that mini stadiums are being built at every upazila to promote sports, the Prime Minister has said, “Girls are doing better than that of boys and are bringing many international awards participating in sports events in foreign lands.”
The premier said Bangladesh has regained its lost dignity since the Awami League government has been in power for the 11 years consecutively and called upon all to keep the earned dignity.
“We want our children to develop themselves imbued with the ideology of the Father of the Nation taking lessons from his dedication.”
The premier said the government will build Bangladesh as a developed and prosperous country so that children can get a worthy future in future “We have been working to accomplish the goal.”
Ministry of Women and Children Affairs organized the function with the slogan “Today’s children bring the light, keep the world well”.
State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatunnesa Indira presided over the function.
Chairman of Bangladesh Shishu Academy Lucky Enam and Deputy Representative of UNICEF Veera Mendonka spoke at the event as special guests.
Secretary of the Ministry Kamrun Nahar gave welcome address.
Two children Rownak Jahan and Adil Kibria moderated the function while another two Mahzabin Rahman and Abdullah Al Hasan spoke on the occasion on behalf of the children.
A compilation of the letters written by children to the premier and a portrait of her, also drawn by a child, were handed over to Sheikh Hasina.
The prime minister witnessed a cultural program and later joined a photo session with the children.
Earlier, Prime Minister inspected the newly digitized central library and freshly set up Bangabandhu corner on the Shishu Academy campus, having the books written on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his elder daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
She also visited newly renovated Sheikh Russell Gallery and Sheikh Russell Art Gallery in Sheikh Russell Children Museum.