Actress Azmeri Haque Badhan, Everest-winner Nishat Majumder and cricketer Jahanara Alam encouraged women the students of universities by attending a special training session on safety and empowerment.
The Khaled Mosharraf Trust (KM Trust) of Bangladesh and the "Indrani Balan Foundation" of India organized training sessions for 50 female students each on Tuesday and Wednesday at the capital's University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and Dhaka International University (DIU).
At the end of the program titled ‘Nirvoy: Women Safety and Empowerment Training’ at ULAB, the guests handed over certificates to the participants. The organizers hope that the training will make the participants more courageous humans.
The training covers different tips and tactics of women safety like general safety awareness tips, body tools, vital points in a human body, body conditioning, striking, everyday carry-items and their uses, and kickboxing combinations.
The certificate handover ceremony was moderated by former member of parliament and Chairman of Khaled Musharrof Trust Mahzabeen Khaled. Member of Parliament Mir Mushtaque Ahmed Robi and German Ambassador to Bangladesh Achim Tröster spoke at the event.
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) Vice Chancellor Professor Imran Rahman, GBI President Major General Tawhid Rahman, Bangladesh Police Special Branch SP (Internal Affairs) Mahfuza Liza BPM, women’s rights activist and actress Azmeri Haque Badhon, Bangladesh women's national team cricketer Jahanara Alam, mountaineer Nishat Majumdar also spoke to the audience.
Mir Mushtaque Ahmed said that after the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, so many lies have been spread that two generations have been brought up with false information.
“The real history should be learned. Otherwise, everything will fail no matter what we do,” he added.
The lawmaker also said, “52 percent of voters in Bangladesh are women. Women are now doing well in all fields. We have to move forward to ensure a more beautiful Bangladesh to the next generation.”
German Ambassador to Bangladesh Achim Tröster said, “In the western countries, we still have a traditional family concept. Now, Germany has a female foreign minister and a female development minister. Two weeks ago, we developed a new concept Female Foreign Policy and Female Development Policy for the betterment of women and also for the empowerment of women. We want to make sure all the women out there is safe.”
Azmeri Haque Badhon said, “I don't want to be a citizen of a country where I have to get safety training. I am ashamed to be a citizen of such a country. Because the state should ensure safety regardless of men and women.”
Mahjabeen Khaled said that there is a plan to send some of the selected first-stage trainees for advanced training to India, so that they can deliver the same training to the remote parts of the country. “We want our work to prevail around the country.”