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Stories of 'superwomen' at DLF

  • Published at 01:08 pm November 21st, 2017
  • Last updated at 08:25 pm December 11th, 2017
Stories of 'superwomen' at DLF
Her stories: Adventures of Supergirls by Amiya is a book that tells the story of 21 homegrown exceptional women of Bangladesh, narrated by Amiya. Published by Her Story Foundation, the book is a collection of illustrated children’s stories, which came to fruition from the dedicated work of 31 people. A number of the characters from the book appeared in session “HerStories: Homegrown Supergirls”. These “superwomen” were Mabia Akhter, Madiha Murshed, Nayma Hoque, Nishat Mazumder and Tamanna-E-Lutfi with Seuty Sabur as the moderator. The panel ended with unveiling of the book by Asaduzzaman Noor, Minister of Cultural Affairs. “Positive perspective from partners is the way to support women in pursuing their dream and career. Being supportive towards each other can wipe away all the barriers,” Asaduzzaman Noor, Minister of Cultural Affairs of the Government of Bangladesh, “From childhood I used to take inspiration from every hardworking person. Her Stories breaks down the perspective about women as damsel in distress,” Nayma Haque, first female combat pilot, Bangladesh Air force “We should dream big to achieve something big,” Tamanna E Lutfi, first female combat pilot, Bangladesh Air force “When someone finally manages to figure out her passion, only then incredible things happen,” Nishat Majumdar, first female Everest summiteer from Bangladesh “My achievement is the answer to all the comments my father had to face from the society,” Mabia Akhter, SAF games weight lifting gold medallist “The job of role models is not just to break barriers and show people the heights women can reach. One of the big contribution they can make is giving young people whether boys or girls, self belief,” Madiha Murshed, Educationlist, MD of Scholastica group