On the occasion of Mujib Year, a webinar titled 'Bangabandhu's Thoughts on Gender and Development' was organized by the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Dhaka University on Sunday (February 8).
Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Md. Akhtaruzzaman spoke at the evnet as the chief guest. Departmental Chairperson Prof. Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor Dr. Sanjeeda Akhtar presided over the webinar. Sadeka Halim spoke as the special guest.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Md. Akhtaruzzaman said Father of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman wanted to build an egalitarian
and inclusive society with the participation of men and women. He wanted to see women in seats of honor and dignity. He also took several steps towards this goal. He also took several steps towards this goal. But he could not see the real reflection of it. Earlier, he was martyred by the ruthless bullets of the assassin.
Mentioning that the present government under the leadership of Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina is working for women's empowerment and women's rights, she said everyone should study Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib in order to eliminate gender inequality in individual, family and social life. To this end, she emphasized on the establishment of a center named Bangamata in the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Dhaka University.
The winners of the essay competition were announced at the ceremony. Atiya Sanjida Sushma, 4th year (honors) student, 1st place, Ayesha Akhtar, 1st year (honors) student and Imran Hossain, 1st year (honors) student got 2nd and 3rd place in the competition.