Massive developments make women empowerment visible: officials

Government officials here said women empowerment has become visible at the grassroots levels following massive developments in last ten years, improving rural people’s living standard.

They expressed the view at a women rally coinciding documentary film show organised by District Information Office (DIO) at Gangachara upazila parisahd auditorium here on Tuesday afternoon, a press release said today.

The DIO arranged the event under the “Strengthening publicity for development of rural people” project to inform women about 10 special
initiatives of the Prime Minister (PM), successes achieved by the government and future development plans.

Earlier, documentary films were screened focusing on huge successes achieved by the government in various sectors in last ten years improving rural people’s livelihoods and living standard.

With District Assistant Information Officer Sabiha Akhter Lucky in the chair, Gangachara Upazila Women Affairs Officer Mahmuda Begum attended the discussion as the chief guest.

Gangachara Upazila Coordinator of Maternity Allowance Programme Md. Rafikul Islam and Upazila Nutrition Training Officer Md. Khalid Mamun addressed as special guests.

Sabiha Akhter Lucky discussed positive impacts on life and livelihoods of rural people following successful implementation of massive government programmes, including the PM’s 10 special initiatives.

She narrated successes achieved in agriculture, education, health, women empowerment, power, digitisation and other sectors and stressed increasing social awareness to free the society from child marriage, dowry, drug, militancy and terrorism.

The chief guest urged rural women to avail various facilities, assistance and benefits being provided by the present government for their self-employment to further improve their living standard.

She called upon everyone for working sincerely to build a middle income country by 2021 on way to attain status of a developing nation by 2024 and achieve the sustainable development goals by 2030 to build a developed country by 2041.

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