POST TIME: 8 March, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Int'l Women's Day today

Int'l Women's Day today

International Women's Day will be observed today across the country as elsewhere in the world with a call for ensuring women's participation in all spheres of the national development to build a prosperous country, reports BSS.

On the eve of the day, President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages, greeting all women across the world.

In their messages, they said the day’s theme ‘Samoy Ekhon Nareer: Unnayane Tara, Badle Jacche Gram-Shahore Karma Jibon Dhara’ is time befitting in the current perspective and wished success of all programmes of the day.

In his message, President Md Abdul Hamid said the present government is implementing various plans to ensure security and free access to workplaces for women and their participation in the policy making levels, including establishing rights and spreading education for them.

“Now, the backward women are even the stakeholder of the national development,” the president said, adding that the women participation in commercial activities is increasing day by day. Referring to different successes of the country in women empowerment, he said Bangladesh is now globally recognised as the role model of women empowerment. In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recalled with respect the national and international pioneers of women wakening and 2 lakh women who lost their dignity during the country’s War of Liberation in 1971.