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5 Joyeeta women accorded reception in Khulna division

Published 11:28 pm | March 03, 2020

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Online Desk ; A total of five Joyeeta women in Khulna Division were accorded to reception for making valuable contribution to the field of women empowerment.
Earlier, they were given the Joyeeta award as recognition for their laudable contribution to social development.

Khulna Divisional Administration and Directorate of Women Affairs office jointly organised the function titled “Joyeeta Annesone Bangladesh” at the officer’s club auditorium in the city today.

Mayor of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Talukder Abdul Khaleque attended the award giving ceremony as the chief guest with Divisional Commissioner Dr Muhammad Anwar Hossain Howlader in the chair.

Director of Local Government in Khulna Division Hossain Ali Khondokar, its Deputy Director Md Iqbal Hossain, Deputy Director of Khulna Women Affairs Department Nargis Fatema Zamin addressed the function as special guests.

Mayor Khaleque said the government has taken various initiatives to create women-friendly atmosphere in the country so that women can play an important role in socioeconomic development. Bangladesh has achieved tremendous success in women empowerment which has been lauded globally, he added. The Joyeeta award was introduced for encouraging women to overcome different hurdles for their advancement in the society.

The five ‘Joyeeta’ are Jahanara Begum (Economy) and Syeda Nahida Habiba (Education and Job) in Khulna, Momtaz Begum (Successful Mother) and Ambia Khatun (Social Development) in Bagerhat, Ayesha Siddiqua (Successful woman against violence and repression) in Jashore .
(BSS)

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