Massive developments make women empowerment visible: officials

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RANGPUR, March 13, 2019 (BSS) – Government officials here said women
empowerment has become visible at the grassroots levels following massive
developments in last ten years, improving rural people’s living standard.

They expressed the view at a women rally coinciding documentary film show
organised by District Information Office (DIO) at Gangachara upazila parisahd
auditorium here on Tuesday afternoon, a press release said today.

The DIO arranged the event under the “Strengthening publicity for
development of rural people” project to inform women about 10 special
initiatives of the Prime Minister (PM), successes achieved by the government
and future development plans.

Earlier, documentary films were screened focusing on huge successes
achieved by the government in various sectors in last ten years improving
rural people’s livelihoods and living standard.

With District Assistant Information Officer Sabiha Akhter Lucky in the
chair, Gangachara Upazila Women Affairs Officer Mahmuda Begum attended the
discussion as the chief guest.

Gangachara Upazila Coordinator of Maternity Allowance Programme Md. Rafikul
Islam and Upazila Nutrition Training Officer Md. Khalid Mamun addressed as
special guests.

Sabiha Akhter Lucky discussed positive impacts on life and livelihoods of
rural people following successful implementation of massive government
programmes, including the PM’s 10 special initiatives.

She narrated successes achieved in agriculture, education, health, women
empowerment, power, digitisation and other sectors and stressed increasing
social awareness to free the society from child marriage, dowry, drug,
militancy and terrorism.

The chief guest urged rural women to avail various facilities, assistance
and benefits being provided by the present government for their self-
employment to further improve their living standard.

She called upon everyone for working sincerely to build a middle income
country by 2021 on way to attain status of a developing nation by 2024 and
achieve the sustainable development goals by 2030 to build a developed
country by 2041.