Bangladesh now sees women renaissance: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said a renaissance of women now emerged through their successful participation in every sector of Bangladesh.

“There is no scope to ignore women as they are now advancing to every sector up to the rural level,” she said, addressing her party’s nomination aspirants for the women’s reserved seats in the parliament at her official Ganabhaban residence here.

The application of around 1553 women for 48 reserved seats in the parliament has proved renaissance in women development in Bangladesh, the premier said.

“It really appeared to be difficult for them to find out 48 women among several hundred aspirants for the reserved seats,” she said.

In this perspective, she called for not being frustrated if not get nomination, rather asked all to work for the country and its people with motherly affection.

Sheikh Hasina, also President of the Awami League (AL), urged her party’s aspirants to think Bangladesh as their mother and its people as their near and dear ones.

“I myself want to build the country with motherly affection,” she said.

The prime minister reminded the AL applicants that none can give you scope rather you will have to create the chance.

“So, the aspiration of the leadership will never let to be erased if not get nomination. Work for the people at the grassroots and win their confidence and trust to pave the way of fulfilling your target,” she said.

The premier asked the aspirants to pull up the women who lag behind.

She also asked the women leaders and workers of AL to work for strengthening her party and its front and associate bodies at the grassroots.

AL General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, MP, shared the dais with the prime minister while AL’s Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap moderated the function.

Source: BSS