Ensure normal growth of children thru’ ensuring rights: speakers

Ensure normal growth of children thru’ ensuring rights: speakers

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Speakers at the concluding ceremony of a two-day workshop on Thursday called for ensuring normal growth, education and flourishing talents of the children through establishing their rights and improving social practice.The District Women Affairs Office organised the workshop on ‘Changing Social Practice about Child Marriage, Child Labour, Physical and Mental Torture on Children’ arranged at the conference room of Hotel Midnight Sun in the city.The workshop was arranged with assistance of the Communication for Development and Child Protection Sections of UNICEF Bangladesh with Enabling Environment for Child Rights Project of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs.Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Sultana Parveen attended and addressed the concluding ceremony of the workshop as the chief guest.Senior District Information Officer Humayun Kabir and District Children Affairs Officer Zahidul Islam addressed the ceremony as the special guests with District Women Affairs Officer Shamima Akhter Banu in the chair.City Councilors, officials from the Social Service Department, officials from different government and non-government organisations, religious leaders, teachers, civil society members and local journalists participated in the workshop.
The speakers stressed for coordinated GO-NGO efforts for further improving the social practice to eliminate child marriage, child labour and all sorts of torture and abuse on the children to ensure their universal rights for normal growth.The chief guest called for establishing equal rights of every child as per the UN Charter to ensure their education, health care, food, nutrition, shelter and full rights as human being to make them worthy citizens for leading the nation in future.She put emphasis on eradicating child marriage, hazardous child labour and torture on the children to ensure congenial atmosphere for their safety, security, education, health care, foods, nutrition and shelter as per the UN Charter for children rights. –BSS, Rangpur

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