Health Desk- Oct 09, 2019: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government’s goal is to ensure healthy environment for the children so that they can get improved life and bright future.
“We want that our children will get a decent and improved life and a bright future, which will be free from ill-impacts of terrorism, militancy, drug and corruption. It’s our goal,” she said.
She was speaking at the inauguration of the World Children Day and Children Rights Week 2019 at Bangladesh Shishu Academy auditorium in the city.
Alongside education, she put emphasis on sports and physical exercise of the children for proper development.
Mini-stadiums are being constructed in every upazila to promote sports, she said, adding that the children are also brining many international awards by participating in sporting events in foreign lands.
Mentioning that girls are doing better than boys, the Prime Minister asked boys to focus more on sports and education.
The theme of the Children’s Day and Child Rights Week-2019 is, “Today’s children will bring light and keep the world good”.
State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira presided over the function, while Women and Children Affairs Secretary Kamrun Nahar and Chairman of Bangladesh Shishu Academy Lucky Enam, among others, spoke on the occasion.
Later, the premier enjoyed a cultural event where children performed.