Female daughter key to country’s sustainable development: Fazilatun Nessa
State Minister of Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira MP said that the family, society, country and the whole world will be benefitted if the people take care of their female daughter properly.
According to her, it is imperative for the sustainable development of the country and the poverty reduction as well to quell all kind of discrimination from the society.
The female daughter of today will lead the much developed Bangladesh in 2041, she added.
"It is imperative to reduce the female poverty from the Bangladesh. The wholesale development of the country is not possible without the development of the female in the country. That's why the government has taken a long term plan, specially for the female daughter. 15 ministry of the government has implemented a budget of BDT 80, 190 crore for the female daughter," the state minister said.
"The government has been giving the scholarship from primary level to higher level only for the female daughter to help them step ahead."
She said this while addressing a discussion and prize distributing programme as chief guest to celebrate the national female daughter day, organized by Department of Women Affairs.
The main theme of this Female Daughter Day is "The advancement of female daughter is the new dawn of the country."
Department of Women Affairs director general Badrunnesa chaired the programme. Additional secretary Sheikh Rafiqul Islam was present as special guest.
Terming the child marriage as the main barrier of female daughter's advancement, she said the government has imposed a law and also has taken an action plan for 2018-2030 to stop it completely.
"But only law couldn't stop it. For this we need social awareness and then only we can uproot this problem completely," she said.
After the discussion programme the state minister distributed the prizes amongst the winners of the essay competition.