President, PM urge children to become worthy citizens


DHAKA, Oct 06, 2019 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina today greeted children on the occasion of the World Children
Day and Children Right Week-2019 urging them to make themselves as worthy
citizens of the country.

In separate messages, they called upon children to become worthy citizens
of the country as they are the future of the nation.

The President, in his message, urged all, including senior citizens,
family, society and state, to play their respective roles in ensuring rights
of the children and help flourish their inner potentials in a friendly

The President said children will lead the nation as they will be entrusted
with leadership, adding that it is important to foster them with love,
compassion and education so that they could make a positive impact on the
world in the days to come.

To build livable world for children, he said fundamental rights of children
must be ensured and patriotism as well as humanitarian qualities must be
built among them.

In her message, the Prime Minister said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman formulated ‘Children Act’ in the country in 1974 in
order to ensure children’s rights.

She said Bangladesh is one of the signatory countries of the UN Children’s
Rights Charter.

Highlighting comprehensive measures taken the ruling Awami League
government to ensure health, education, recreation and welfare of the
children, the premier said the government has formulated the National Child
Labour Elimination Policy-2010, Children Act-2013 and Persons with
Disabilities Rights and Protection Act-2013.

The government is providing financial assistance for the welfare of
children, including school dropouts, differently-abled and those who work in
the risky environment, she added.

To ensure the education and nutrition of the child, she said the
government is conducting various pragmatic activities regarding education,
safe water and sanitation.

They, both the President and the Premier, wished a success of all the
programmes taken for marking the day and week.