Health Desk: Aug 17, 2017 --Speakers in a function at Gaibandha underscored the need for grooming up children as worthy citizens of the country to lead the nation ahead in future.
"The children will have to be patriotic from boyhood and take a vow to work for making a corruption free country to brighten Bangladesh's image at home and abroad side by side with building a poverty and hunger free nation," they said.
They made the comments while addressing a view exchange meeting between responsible persons and children on children's rights in the conference room of the District Collectorate building here on Wednesday afternoon.
National Children's Task Force (NCTF), Gaibandha arranged the function in cooperation with the district administration, Bangladesh Shishu Academy, Gaibandha, Youth Forum, Plan International and Save the Children.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Gautam Chandra Pal addressed the meeting as the chief guest while superintendent of police M. Masrukur Rahman Khaled and mayor of Gaibandha Municipality Advocate Shah Masud Zahangir Kabir Milon were the special guests.
Additional District Magistrate Rokhsana Begum, District Child Affairs Officer M. Mosarrof Hossain Prodhan, Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Alia Ferdous Zahan, journalist Sarker M. Shahiduzzaman, president of district NCTF Jannatul Mawa Soma, General Secretary Mashiur Rahman Musa and district volunteer M. Tauhid Tushar spoke at the meeting, among others.
DC Gautam Chandra Pal said the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is pledge-bound to protect children's rights to flourish their creativity, talent and merit.
Earlier, the children presented their academic and social problems before the guests and other responsible persons of society.
In response, the guests and responsible persons assured the children of solving their problems as early as possible on a priority basis.