Health Desk- Sep 27, 2019: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has received an award titled -- Champion of Skill Development for Youth-- for Bangladesh’s great success in youth skill development.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) conferred the award on the premier at a ceremony at Labouisse Hall of UNICEF House in the UN Plaza on Thursday evening.
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore handed over the award to the prime minister amid thunderous clapping by the audience.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Bangladesh National Cricket Captain Shakib Al Hasan also spoke at the function.
Receiving the award, the prime minister thanked the UNICEF for conferring her the recognition. “It is fact the people of Bangladesh, especially the children of the country, and also in the world deserve this recognition,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina dedicated the award to the country’s boys and girls, as well as the people of the country, and all the children of the world.
The prime minister thanked the UNICEF for its continuous support for Bangladesh’s uplift, particularly development of education as well as child and women development. “UNICEF is always supportive to Bangladesh,” she remarked.