People are born once and die once, so there will be birth and death certificates one by one. If all the citizens of the country come under the birth and death certificate then it will be easier to calculate the population / statistics of this country and transparency will be ensured in preparing the voter list. Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Md Kamrul Hasan has asked all concerned to be vigilant so that no one can get more than one birth certificate and Rohingyas cannot come under birth registration.
He said this while addressing a discussion meeting organized by the district administration and in collaboration with UNICEF on the occasion of 'National Birth and Death Registration Day-2021' at the Chittagong Deputy Commissioner's Conference Room on Wednesday morning.
He said that in order to meet the SDGs by 2030, the target of birth registration has to be achieved and necessary steps and initiatives have to be taken. This year Rajshahi division has been selected as the best division in birth and death registration activities. Everyone has to work hard for this achievement to be in Chittagong division tomorrow, especially for Chittagong district to be elected at the district level.
He said, "We can take the activities of the best upazila selected this year, especially the best union Barshat Union, as a model to achieve the goal." Assistance can also be sought from the Health Assistant / Family Planning Assistant in charge of the concerned Upazila / Union / Municipality / City Corporation Ward. Birth certificate is required for 18 important tasks including vaccination / school admission / passport issue / national identity card / obtaining legal services etc. The government should make public the issue of making birth and death registration compulsory for all. The chief guest sought the overall cooperation of all concerned.
Chittagong Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mominur Rahman presided over the function. Additional Divisional Commissioner (Development) Md. Mizanur Rahman, Chittagong District Civil Surgeon Dr. Mohammad Ilias Chowdhury, CCC Chief Education Officer LutfunNahar were the special guests.
Local government, Chittagong, additional deputy commissioners, collectorate officers, UNICEF, Chittagong representatives, CCC ward councilors, NGO representatives were present at the occasion. Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Md Kamrul Hasan handed over the crest of honor to MA Kaiyum Shah, Chairman of Barshat Union Parishad of AnwaraUpazila.