Health Desk-19 Oct, 2019: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday categorically declared that those involved in child repression and killing will be handed down severe punishment.
“Those who’ll be involved in child oppression and killing will have to embrace tough to tougher punishment,” she said while addressing a discussion meeting and award distribution ceremony at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC), according to UNB.
Sheikh Russel Jatiya Shishu Kishore Parishad organised the programme to observe the birth anniversary of the youngest child of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sheikh Russel.
Sheikh Hasina, the eldest sister of Sheikh Russel, said the government wants that no child will face killing and all children will live in a beautiful atmosphere.
Sheikh Hasina said the murder of Sheikh Russel on August 15, 1975, and the enacted law to save the killers had a huge impact on the society.
Sheikh Russel was brutally killed along with most of his family members, including his father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, when he was a student of class four at University Laboratory School.
Sheikh Russel Jatiya Shishu Kishore Parishad Chairman Raquibur Rahman presided over the discussion meeting where its Secretary General Mahmud Us Samad MP, adviser Tarafder Ruhul Amin, Organising Secretary KM Shahidullah and little Akia Adib also spoke at the programme.
Earlier, the Prime Minister distributed prizes among the winners and later witnessed a colourful cultural programme.