30th anniv of UNCRC celebrated in Rangpur
RANGPUR, Sept 21: The 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was celebrated through organising a forum discussion for children and adolescents here on Friday afternoon.
Rangpur Field Office of the UNICEF organised the event at Begum Rokeya auditorium of RDRS Bangladesh marking adoption of the convention 30 years back, a press release said on Saturday.
The report of the forum discussion held with children and adolescent from all six parliamentary constituencies in Rangpur district will be submitted to the Parliamentary Caucus on Child Rights.
Chief Whip of the Opposition in the Jatiya Sangsad Md Mashiur Rahman Ranga, MP, attended the discussion as the chief guest.
UNICEF Chief of Rangpur and Rajshahi Divisions Najibullah Hameem presided over the function.
Mayor of Rangpur Mostafizar Rahman Mostafa, Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Md Zakir Hossain and Regional Director for Rangpur Kendra of Bangladesh Betar Md Harun-Ur-Rashid attended the event as special guests.
Najibullah Hameem said Bangladesh was among the first countries to sign the UNCRC thirty years ago.
"The initiatives of the Government of Bangladesh and NGOs in implementing the UNCRC are highly commendable," he said urging the children to emphasize their views on the future of the nation by improving their quality of life.