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Teenage girl becomes Panchagarh UNO for an hour

  • Published at 09:36 pm October 11th, 2021
International Girl Child Day
Sadia Binte Awlad Ahona, a student of Panchagarh Government Girls' High School took over the Panchagarh Upazila Nirbahi Officer's office for an hour as a symbol of empowerment of girl child on National Girl Child Day UNB

The appointment was part of a Plan International initiative to encourage empowerment of women

A ninth grader took over the Panchagarh Upazila Nirbahi Officer's office for an hour as a symbol of empowerment on International Day of the Girl Child. 

Sadia Binte Awlad Ahona, a student of Panchagarh Government Girls' High School and member of district's Child Parliament, took over the responsibility from Panchagarh UNO Arif Hossain on Monday. 


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The initiative was undertaken taken by non-government organization Plan International and the National Children Task Force (NCTF) to encourage the empowerment of women and raise awareness of the rights of women and children.  

The takeover is a part of the global #GirlsTakeover, a signature activity of Plan International. 


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For one hour the whole sadar upazila administration officers and staffs came under supervision of the ninth grader as she held discussions on child marriage, violence against women and proposed recommendations to make the 10 unions and one municipality woman friendly. 

UNO Arif Hossain said he will take Sadia's recommendations in consideration to turn the upazila woman friendly and stop violence against women. 


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Sadia said: "Women's ability has been proven in all sectors and they can go far if equity is served.” 

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