Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Dr Shirin calls for highlighting women’s achievements

Published 9:28 pm | June 22, 2019

Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today underscored the need for highlighting outstanding
contribution of women in different fields of development through research works.

She said, “Women are performing brilliantly in every sector including agriculture, economics and politics. Contribution of many women is not recognized although they deserve it. Historians should identify women’s contribution in their research works.”

Dr Shirin came up with the observation while addressing the 49th annual International Conference of Bangladesh Itihas Parisad, at teacher-Student Center (TSC) here as the chief guest.

“The life of our Prime Minister is an extraordinary example of the history of females’ success in South Asia,” Dr Shirin said, adding she struggled for democracy, establishing human rights and developing people’s living standard.

The Speaker said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly to built a ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Shiekh Mujibur Rahman.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni inaugurated the conference which was held with the theme “Females in History: South Asia Context”.

Incumbent Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh Professor Dr. Kazi Shahidullah and former UGC Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan addressed the programme with DU Vice-Chancellor (VC) and president of Bangladesh Itihas Parisad Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.

Speaking on the occasion, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni put emphasis on young generation to know the glorious past of Bangalee nation. “Future leaders cannot be built without knowing the real history,” she added.

She hoped that the conference will play a proactive role in projecting real history as well as changing mindset of people towards women. Distinguished historians, experts, university professors and researchers from Bangladesh and India have presented 35 essays at the conference.


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